Numbers at a Glance: May 2023

Welcome to the St. Charles Public Library's transparency portal. The charts below are interactive. Please hover over each chart to view specific numbers and percentages.


Total Circulation by Format - FY 22/23

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 31,458
  • Young Adult: 1,422
  • Youth: 32,440
  • Digital: 12,497
  • Streaming: 2,813

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,028

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,368
  • Young Adult: 114
  • Youth: 928

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,892

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, 28 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 2,058 total items were ordered in May. 27 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 460 items for 47 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:

  • 107 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 62 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read The Violin Conspiracy

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 38,398 lifetime views as of May 2023

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 31 museum passes.

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

Delicate Corsage Mini Cakes

In celebration of Mother’s Day, patrons spent a lovely afternoon at the library learning how to create delicate corsage mini cakes from a professional pastry instructor. A second session was offered in the evening.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,498 non-circulating and 868 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 8 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 64 items to support classrooms for 4 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.


For information on Summer Reading, watch our video HERE


May was a very busy month for youth outreach to promote Summer Reading! Eilis, Darcy and Anna together engaged with 7,646 children and held 129 outreach programs in the St. Charles schools.


You can also get more information on the Summer Reading program for Adults HERE

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.32 TB

Door Count: 24,526 Visitors this Month


Top 5 Webpages on

Total Website Hits

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