Numbers at a Glance: December 2021

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 21/22

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 29,704
  • Young Adult: 1,272
  • Youth: 30,585
  • Digital: 7,783
  • Streaming: 2,839
  • In-House Uses: 1,811

Holds FIlled for Main Library: 5,530

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,242
  • Young Adult: 71
  • Youth: 1,125

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,827

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Format

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Service


Total Collection by Format - FY 21/22

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, 465 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, 27 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,652 items were ordered in December.

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 301 items for 37 community book clubs this month.

Our “Lucky Day” shelf circulated 33 items through power of suggestion. Highlighted titles this month were:

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 recieved the following items for patrons:

  • 56 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 86 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discusion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Amoralman by Derek DelGaudio

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 21,276 lifetime views as of December 2021

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 11 muesum passes.

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

Sunday Concert Series

EYSO Ensembles Performed at the Library

The St. Charles Public Library invited the public to kick off the holiday season with a concert featuring the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Sterling Brass Trio and the Hanson String Quartet on Sunday, December 5 in the Carnegie Community Room.

These two ensembles are part of the EYSO acclaimed Chamber Music Institute, where the members are selected by competitive audition. Since its beginnings as a small string orchestra in 1976, EYSO has been inspiring a circle of young musicians with rich and meaningful musical experiences. Today, the EYSO comprises nearly 400 students from over 70 area communities.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 581 non-circulating and 865 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 29 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 190 items to support classrooms for 9 teachers in the St. Charles community. Interested teachers can request materials and learn more HERE.

Reading with Rover

Bring your books or select from ours and read aloud for 15 minutes to a

specially-trained therapy dog. This program will inspire children to

discover the joy of reading while developing literacy skills and confidence

in a fun environment.

In December, the Library held the first post-pandemic Reading With Rover program with ten children attending. We expect the program will gain momentum as awareness spreads.

The program was a success on a couple of levels-- not only were the children very positively engaged with the handlers and the dogs, but it was a great chance for them to practice their reading uninterrupted!

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 1.91 TB

Door Count: 26,524 Visitors this Month


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