Numbers at a Glance: May 2022

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 21/22

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 29,446
  • Young Adult: 1,369
  • Youth: 31,403
  • Digital: 7,993
  • Streaming: 6,380
  • In-House Uses: 2,044

Holds Filled for Main Library: 5,267

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,837
  • Young Adult: 139
  • Youth: 1,429

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,920

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, 978 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, 54 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 3,032 items were ordered in May. 12 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 365 items for 41 community book clubs this month (two new community book clubs were added to our roster this month). Popular titles 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 recieved the following items for patrons:

  • 95 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 194 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discusion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 26,341 lifetime views as of May 2022

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 23 muesum passes.

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

"Not" All By Myself: When Pop Steals from the Classics

Classical music has been inspiring pop music for decades through its melodies and chord progressions. The St. Charles Public Library hosted a new collaboration from singer AnDrea James and pianist Valerie Bollero to explore the connection between the classics and some of our greatest pop songs.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,081 non-circulating and 877 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 21 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 31 items to support classrooms for 4 teachers in the St. Charles community. Interested teachers can request materials and learn more HERE.

Bubble Dance Party: Summer Reading Begins!

We had 94 patrons attend our Bubble Dance party on May 31!

It was the first day of Summer Reading and we lots of families in the library. We signed up 976 children for Summer Reading. The Program runs from Tuesday, May 31 to Sunday, July 31.

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.20 TB

Door Count: 19,930 Visitors this Month


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