Library Service Memo
Service to Rocky Knoll
The Eastern Shores bookmobile has been providing service to the staff and residents of the Sheboygan County Comprehensive Health Care Center in the town of Lima since the mid-1980’s. Many of the residents are moving to the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center in the town of Plymouth. The bookmobile’s summer schedule includes a new bi-weekly stop at Rocky Knoll so those customers can continue to be served. The public is also encouraged to visit the bookmobile at this stop. The Elkhart Lake Public Library continues to supply a deposit collection of videos to Rocky Knoll and the Plymouth Public Library supplies a deposit collection of books on tape and large print books. Town of Lima residents will now be able to visit the bookmobile at a new stop at the Lima Town Hall. The Summer 2002 bookmobile schedule is on the ESLS web site at: www.esls.lib.wi.us/bookmobile/summer2002.html
Lakeland Joins EasiCat
Customers of the Eastern Shores Library System now have direct access to all of the books in the John Esch Library at Lakeland College. During April the titles were added to EasiCat, the Eastern Shores shared automated catalog that contains all of the items owned by public libraries in Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties and the bookmobile. Lakeland College, in western Sheboygan County, is a private four-year college. Its library has approximately 68,000 items. The strengths of the collection are the Holocaust, religious materials, and American poetry.
Eastern Shores is the first shared automated system in the state to include both public and academic libraries. When customers visit a public library and check the catalog they will see all of the items that the Lakeland College library owns. They can then place holds on these items and have them delivered to the public library that is the most convenient for them. Students and faculty at Lakeland will also have access to the materials from the public libraries and can have them delivered to Lakeland for pickup. A van delivers materials among all the libraries five days a week.
During 2001, the Eastern Shores delivery van carried 188,553 items among 21 different libraries located in Ozaukee and Sheboygan counties. Anticipating a rise in volume due to the shared automation network, delivery to the public libraries was increased to five days a week. Lakeland College also been receiving delivery five days a week since they have joined the EasiCat network. A new, larger, and more efficient delivery truck was put into service on May 2, 2002. During the first four months of this year, 126,473 items were picked up at the libraries. In addition, the Eastern Shores office receives daily delivery of materials from throughout the state, provided by the South Central Library System in Madison, who contracts with library systems to provide this delivery.
Items Borrowed from
Public Libraries and the Bookmobile by Customers from Municipalities
without a Library – January – March 2002
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