Numbers at a Glance: December 2022

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 22/23

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 28,971
  • Young Adult: 1,207
  • Youth: 28,807
  • Digital: 11,914
  • Streaming: 4,332

Holds Filled for Main Library: 5,274

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,355
  • Young Adult: 86
  • Youth: 1,135

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,716

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! This month, 536 titles were rushed to fill patron holds!

If an item fits our collection guidelines, we will order items for patrons based upon requests. This month, 63 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,509 total items were ordered in December. 29 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 242 items for 25 community book clubs this month. We also added three 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:

  • 75 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 72 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 34,081 lifetime views as of December 2022

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 16 museum passes.

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

Holiday Peppermint Patties

Our library patrons learned how to make delicious peppermint patties with Bill the Baker -- just in time for the holidays.

Bill the Baker demonstrated how to make these delicious candy treats and also explained the science behind tempering chocolate -- a skill that can be applied in so many different desserts.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 739 non-circulating and 775 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 22 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 151 items to support classrooms for 7 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

Noon Year's Eve Party

Library Staff hosted a Noon Year’s Eve Party on December 31 for 62 attendees, which culminated with a balloon drop in the Huntley.

Fun was had by all the families!

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 3.02 TB

Door Count: 27,053 Visitors this Month


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