Numbers at a Glance:

November 2023

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 23/24

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 30,342
  • Young Adult: 1,184
  • Youth: 33,075
  • Digital: 24,923
  • Streaming: 6,051

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,316

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,051
  • Young Adult: 70
  • Youth: 815

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,847

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Format

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Service


Total Collection by Format - FY 23/24

Adult Collections

Young Adult Collections

Youth Collections

Services by Request

New Materials, Purchase Requests, and More!

We provide materials for patrons as fast as we can!

If an item fits our collection guidelines, we will order items for patrons based upon requests. This month, 65 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,596 total items were ordered in November. 11 items were ordered as part of our Patron Driven Acquisitions program.

Book Club Service & Interlibrary Loan

Our Book Club Service makes it easy to select titles and run book club discussions. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. You provide the Book Club – we’ll do the rest! Click HERE for more information about our Book Club Service!

We provided 487 items for 48 community book clubs this month. The program continues to grow as we added one new club this month!

Interlibrary Loan is the ability to get our patrons materials that are not available at our library or within the SWAN consortium. This month, we received the following items for patrons:

  • 137 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 52 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read The last White man by Mohsin Hamid

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 54,788 lifetime views as of November 2023

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 17 museum passes.

Click HERE for more information about museum passes and discounts available through our library.

Lincoln and Thanksgiving

In early November, patrons heard a first-hand account from President Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Kevin Wood, how our national, annual observance of the Thanksgiving holiday came to be established in the fall of 1863, in the midst of the Civil War.

During the first eighty-seven years of our nation’s history, a national day of thanksgiving was observed only very sporadically. Several of the individual States observed such a day, but these were not coordinated in any way and were held any time from October through January.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 876 non-circulating and 1,005 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 12 circulating items were mailed out.

Young Adult Outreach Programs

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 241 items to support classrooms for 12 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.


DiNovember was a big hit in Youth Services with activities and programs centered around dinosaurs all month long.

Here’s our little dinosaur friend who hid from our library friends each day. The Hidden Dinosaur game was a big hit! Some families came in specifically to search for the dinosaur!

The YouTube video helped promote the fun. Take a look HERE.

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.45 TB

Door Count: 27,689 Visitors this Month


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