Numbers at a Glance: April 2023

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 22/23

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 31,164
  • Young Adult: 1,323
  • Youth: 31,844
  • Digital: 11,923
  • Streaming: 2,496

Holds Filled for Main Library: 5,793

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,550
  • Young Adult: 86
  • Youth: 952

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 2,077

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Format

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Service


Total Collection by Format - FY 22/23

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, 76 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,715 total items were ordered in April. 49 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 496 items for 52 community book clubs this month. We also added two 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:

  • 162 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 149 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 37,402 lifetime views as of April 2023

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 24 museum passes.

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

National Poetry Month

On a Friday night in April, talented members of our community came together to share their original poems at our first poetry reading.

It was an evening of vibrant poetry filled with human emotion as we celebrated National Poetry Month.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,615 non-circulating and 1,055 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 26 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 138 items to support classrooms for 10 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.


We had 49 views in April. This is an amazing number for a recorded storytime on YouTube! Enjoy a new story on the first Tuesday of the month!

Click HERE to view the link!

FireFly Family Theater Presents: Grow!

We had 47 attendees join Spark the Firefly and all her friends as they learned about plants, what they need to grow and patience!

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.09 TB

Door Count: 22,749 Visitors this Month


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Total Website Hits

*There are no stats for November 2022 as we transitioned to our new website!