Board of Directors

  • Karen Roth, Chairperson
  • Mike Jefferis, Vice Chairperson
  • Henry Schubert, Secretary & Treasurer
  • Michael Delk
  • Lynne Faimalie
  • Jeffrey P. Gellermann
  • Brian Lowack
  • Chris Moore
  • Angela Pietras
  • Cheryl Morales, Executive Director
  • Martha Frenchek, Recording Secretary
  • Betcinda Kettells, LDAC Liaison

Agenda

  1. Call to Order – Chairperson, Karen Roth
  2. Roll Call – Martha Frenchek
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
    1. Minutes of Meeting, June 29, 2022 (vote needed)
  4. Financial Committee Report, Henry Schubert
    1. Level Four Management Report – June/July 2022
    2. PDR Accounting Financial Statement – June/July 2022
  5. Correspondence
  6. Executive Director’s Report – Cheryl Morales
    1. Building/Admin
    2. Countywide Services/Member Libraries
  7. Old Business
    1. Board Meeting Schedule FY’23 (vote needed)
    2. FY’ 23 staff increments /COLA in response to inflation (vote needed)
    3. LS Policy -Final Draft (vote needed)
    4. ILA revisions -continuing discussion of proposed changes
  8. New Business
    1. 2 Board vacancies to be filled by BCC 9.22.22
  9. LDAC Report – Betcinda Kettells
    1. Minutes of LDAC Meeting June 13, 2022
  10. Announcements/Miscellaneous
  11. Public Comments
  12. Adjournment

The next regular board meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Countywide Services Report – April 2022

Deaf Literacy Center

Program Attendance
Total Programs
Volunteer Hrs.
June 2022
1,433
51
76
June 2021
851
47
68

Talking Book Library

Total Circulation
New Patrons
Total Patrons
June 2022
11,834
22
4,711
June 2021
13,917
38
4,683

3 for Me Cards

New Cardholder
Items Checked Out
FY 2022 YTD
2,007
14,676
FY 2021
1,234
11,866

Partnerships

Museum Passes

Museum Visits FY 2021
Check Outs FY 2021
Museum Visits YTD 2022
Check Outs YTD 2022
Dunedin History Museum
37
70
154
394
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
412
197
1,768
1,112
Florida Holocaust Museum
123
108
893
663
Henry B. Plant Museum
31
42
149
164
Imagine Museum
230
211
1,251
1,123
James Museum
317
245
1,902
1,418
Leepa-Rattner Museum
NC
60
204
350
Museum of Fine Arts
240
243
1,415
1,237
Tampa Bay History Museum
NC
95
465
528

Ukulele Program

Checkouts
Workshops
Workshop Attendees
FY 2022 YTD
221
25
237
FY 2021
220
0
0

Career Online High School

Library
Students
Library
Students
Clearwater
5
Safety Harbor
3
Dunedin
2
St. Petersburg
8
Largo
9
Tarpon Springs
0
Pinellas Park
0
Total Students
27

Reading with the Rays

FY 2021: online data not available to PPLC
FY 2020: online data not available to PPLC
FY 2019: 7,645 program participants

Digital Media

E-Magazines
E-Books
June 2022
6,040
62,441
June 2021
3,823
62,726

Deaf Literacy Center Statistics FY 2022

ClassesFY21OctNovDecJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptTotal
ASL Tutoring5904738182541275244312812363
Sign Language I1556185167411361952103182233613271832,346
Sign Language II91698741587134132128115169182781,212
Deaf/HH Tutoring87211493568710311211991746542256
Basic Literacy2023629191627204133545111337
Outreaches68215371861321027313228210644281,209
Baby ASL266137211693697843253953535
Individualized Assistance23272332051751942482562143131832021262,349
Special Programs34464026424592364944283682763934171534,268
Family Mentoring6043849314443336357373513443
Volunteer Hours778817378486591109887610253864
# of Programs6235346373342444841515527477
Total Program Attendance112211367140592197314801360151314771,4331,390699014,018

Deaf Literacy Center Comparison Chart

Service
June 21
June 22
ASL Tutoring
34
31
Sign Language I
125
361
Sign Language II
77
169
Deaf/HH Tutoring
88
74
Basic Literacy
20
54
Individualized Assistance
177
183
Special Programs
234
393
Family Mentoring
45
37
Volunteer Hours
68
76
# of Programs
47
51

The Covid-19 pandemic forced DLC staff to continuously change the methods and platforms of service delivery to the Deaf community throughout FY 21. The data in FY 22 is indicating a return to pre-pandemic levels. This is shown by higher attendance numbers as well as fewer number of programs as the DLC returns to its focus on in-person programming. June Highlights: D/HH graduation celebrations, ASL Bingo social, Deaf club meeting, ASL storytime at Deaf/HH summer schools PCSB, Deaf/HH and CODA Summer Camps, Camp

class at Safety Harbor NFC and Hispanic Outreach center, ASL classes @ libraries, Baby ASL classes, US citizenship, Drivers Ed and basic English to Deaf adults – individualized sessions, Summer program partnership at Largo library, Sabila’s ASL videos: Multiple

meanings, fingerspelling and synonyms have become very popular!!!

Talking Book Library

 FY 21OctNovDecJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptTotal
Library Usage- Total Patrons4807483448664554458546074637466416914,7114,7224,7574,757
Library Usage- New Patrons3472730222923322934221234294
Library Usage- Walk-ins2632940294523221924121326282
Library Usage- Phone Calls70294865483445004034484043853574384154,728
Total Circulation188205143771319411120116371002512352116321227611,83414,26216,1240138,833
Digital Book Circulation14870011238102068081846971099242851488218,47810,72513,463104,346
Books Downloaded by Staff39252042382513103142381952503421501482,640
BARD (Downloaded Books)35482293027472782285225922869291532023,0103,3852,51131,795
Circulation of other formats9853661038342252
Interlibrary Loan26901861291571251621861771391141231251,623
Digital Book Copies91463921879257992846931659322693359935309390593,99994,30594,59394,593
Items in other formats100410041004100410041004100410041004989989989989
Volunteer Hours7839473576476433754364532611
Donations12531.85$108$775$1983.51$165$110$1030$75$505$1,140.65$472.00$137.00$6,501.16
Outreach - Events3000001400027
Outreach - Audience529200022314113376
Outreach - New Registration81331109111475862

Talking Book Library Comparison Chart

June 21
June 22
New Patrons
245
248
Walk-Ins
158
243
Volunteer Hours
543
534
Outreach Events
3
5
Outreach Audience
529
42
New Registrations from Outreach
74
49
Total Patrons
4,683
4,711
Total Circulation
145,967
108,447
Donations
8,422
5,892

Data extracted from: Florida Division of Blind Services’ Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library ILS; KLAS (7.01.20)

The Walk-ins statistic reflects persons visiting TBL using curbside assistance or entering the building.

Outreach statistics reflect virtual Events and Audience since March 2020.

Countywide Services Report – May 2022

Deaf Literacy Center

Program Attendance
Total Programs
Volunteer Hrs.
July 2022
1,390
55
102
July 2021
1,320
50
87

Talking Book Library

Total Circulation
New Patrons
Total Patrons
July 2022
14,262
12
4,722
July 2021
14,584
37
4,751

3 for Me Cards

New Cardholder
Items Checked Out
FY 2022 YTD
2,244
17,063
FY 2021
1,234
11,866

Partnerships

Museum Passes

Museum Visits FY 2021
Check Outs FY 2021
Museum Visits YTD 2022
Check Outs YTD 2022
Dunedin History Museum
37
70
239
461
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
412
197
2,505
1,296
Florida Holocaust Museum
123
108
1,082
769
Henry B. Plant Museum
31
42
211
191
Imagine Museum
230
211
1,740
1,304
James Museum
217
245
2,323
1,619
Leepa-Rattner Museum
NC
60
305
423
Museum of Fine Arts
240
243
1,614
1,417
Tampa Bay History Museum
NC
95
603
636

Ukulele Program

Checkouts
Workshops
Workshop Attendees
FY 2022 YTD
241
30
297
FY 2021
220
0
0

Career Online High School

Library
Students
Library
Students
Clearwater
5
Safety Harbor
3
Dunedin
2
St. Petersburg
8
Largo
9
Tarpon Springs
0
Pinellas Park
0
Total Students
27

Reading with the Rays

FY 2021: online data not available to PPLC
FY 2020: online data not available to PPLC
FY 2019: 7,645 program participants

Digital Media

E-Magazines
E-Books
July 2022
6,081
63,606
July 2021
4,088
64,490

Deaf Literacy Center Statistics FY 2022

ClassesFY21OctNovDecJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptTotal
ASL Tutoring5904738182541275244312812363
Sign Language I1556185167411361952103182233613271832,346
Sign Language II91698741587134132128115169182781,212
Deaf/HH Tutoring87211493568710311211991746542256
Basic Literacy2023629191627204133545111337
Outreaches68215371861321027313228210644281,209
Baby ASL266137211693697843253953535
Individualized Assistance23272332051751942482562143131832021262,349
Special Programs34464026424592364944283682763934171534,268
Family Mentoring6043849314443336357373513443
Volunteer Hours778817378486591109887610253864
# of Programs6235346373342444841515527477
Total Program Attendance112211367140592197314801360151314771,4331,390699014,018

Deaf Literacy Center Comparison Chart

Service
July 21
July 22
ASL Tutoring
58
28
Sign Language I
138
327
Sign Language II
82
182
Deaf/HH Tutoring
103
65
Basic Literacy
28
51
Individualized Assistance
239
531
Special Programs
531
417
Family Mentoring
56
35
Volunteer Hours
87
102
# of Programs
50
55

The Covid-19 pandemic forced DLC staff to continuously change the methods and platforms of service delivery to the Deaf community throughout FY 21. The data in FY 22 is indicating a return to pre-pandemic levels. This is shown by higher attendance numbers as well as fewer number of programs as the DLC returns to its focus on in-person programming. JULY Highlights: Deaf Club gathering, ASL storytime at Deaf/HH summer school, Virtual ASL presentation in partnership with SPC and UF, Deaf/HH and CODA Summer Camp @SH library, Camp class at Safety Harbor NFC and Hispanic Outreach Center, ASL classes @ libraries, Virtual ASL for Spanish speaking families in collaboration with American Society for Deaf Children, Baby ASL classes SH and Seminole, weekly US citizenship, Drivers Ed and basic English to Deaf adults – individualized sessions, Summer program partnership at Largo and SH libraries, Summer reading challenge for D/HH kids, Sabila’s ASL videos.

Talking Book Library

 FY 21OctNovDecJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptTotal
Library Usage- Total Patrons4807483448664554458546074637466416914,7114,7224,7574,757
Library Usage- New Patrons3472730222923322934221234294
Library Usage- Walk-ins2632940294523221924121326282
Library Usage- Phone Calls70294865483445004034484043853574384154,728
Total Circulation188205143771319411120116371002512352116321227611,83414,26216,1240138,833
Digital Book Circulation14870011238102068081846971099242851488218,47810,72513,463104,346
Books Downloaded by Staff39252042382513103142381952503421501482,640
BARD (Downloaded Books)35482293027472782285225922869291532023,0103,3852,51131,795
Circulation of other formats9853661038342252
Interlibrary Loan26901861291571251621861771391141231251,623
Digital Book Copies91463921879257992846931659322693359935309390593,99994,30594,59394,593
Items in other formats100410041004100410041004100410041004989989989989
Volunteer Hours7839473576476433754364532611
Donations12531.85$108$775$1983.51$165$110$1030$75$505$1,140.65$472.00$137.00$6,501.16
Outreach - Events3000001400027
Outreach - Audience529200022314113376
Outreach - New Registration81331109111475862

Talking Book Library Comparison Chart

FY 21
FY22
New Patrons
282
250
Walk-Ins
209
256
Volunteer Hours
618
579
Outreach Events
3
5
Outreach Audience
529
43
New Registrations from Outreach
78
54
Total Patrons
4,751
4,722
Total Circulation
160,551
122,709
Donations
11,523
6,364

Data extracted from: Florida Division of Blind Services’ Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library ILS; KLAS (7.01.20)

The Walk-ins statistic includes persons using curbside assistance.
Outreach statistics reflect virtual Events and Audience since March 2020.