Numbers at a Glance:

April 2024

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Circulation

Total Circulation by Format - FY 23/24


Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 32,297
  • Young Adult: 1,256
  • Youth: 32,963
  • Digital: 14,256
  • Streaming: 2,610

 

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,677

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,041
  • Young Adult: 81 
  • Youth: 841




Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,728

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Format

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Service

 

Collections

Total Collection by Format - FY 23/24


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, 170 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 2,484 total items were ordered in April. 15 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 446 items for 47 community book clubs 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
  • 135 items were lent to libraries around the country 

Programming

Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read

 

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 107,379 lifetime views as of April 2024

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 32 museum passes.

 

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

The St. Charles Public Library announced a new community partnership with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO).

This partnership will allow us to bring more incredible performances to our Library throughout the year and foster an appreciation for symphonic music within the community. 

 

The first performance was Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Community Room, and featured a string quartet performing Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33, No. 2 “Joke” and Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96 “American". More than 100 members of the community enjoyed the performance by these very talented musicians.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 2,230 non-circulating and 948 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 14 circulating items were mailed out.

Young Adult Outreach Programs

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 113 items to support classrooms for 6 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

Week of the Young Child

We celebrated Week of the Young Child in Youth Services during the first week of April. The purpose of the celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

 

Each day of the week had a theme including Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday and Family Friday. We had many activities stationed around the department for our youngest patrons to participate with their grown-ups. Over 350 people participated throughout the week! 

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.40 TB

 

Door Count: 26,019 Visitors this Month

Website & Vendor Information

Top 5 Webpages on SCPLD.org

Total Website Hits