Total Circulation by Format - FY 23/24
Main Library Circulation by Format
Circulation by Audience:
- Adult: 31,580
- Young Adult: 1,287
- Youth: 35,249
- Digital: 14,071
- Streaming: 7,492
Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,692
Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format
Circulation by Audience:
- Adult: 2,258
- Young Adult: 69
- Youth: 864
Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,858
Digital & Streaming Circulation by Format
Digital & Streaming Circulation by Service
Total Collection by Format - FY 23/24
Young Adult Collections
Services by Request
New Materials, Purchase Requests, and More!
We provide materials for patrons as fast as we can!
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 606 items for 56 community book clubs this month. The program continues to grow as we 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
- 69 items were lent to libraries around the country
Adult General Programs
Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Nowhere Girl: A memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond
Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.
Young Adult General Programs
The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 48,362 lifetime views as of October 2023
Youth General Programs
MUSIC OF THE WEST AFRICAN KORA COMES TO ST. CHARLES
The St. Charles Public Library hosted a special concert featuring the music of the West African kora with Sean Gaskell on Thursday, October 12.
Gaskell performed songs on the kora—a 21-stringed West African harp. As a student of the instrument, he studied under the instruction of two musicians at their home in Brikama, Gambia, over multiple extensive visits.
The kora is traditionally played by oral historians known as Griots. Many songs featured on the kora preserve an 800-year history dating back to the founding of the Mande Empire.
Adult Outreach Programs
This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,560 non-circulating and 1,071 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 17 circulating items were mailed out.
Young Adult Outreach Programs
Youth Outreach Programs
This month, Youth Services selected 252 items to support classrooms for 12 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.
Trick or Treat Parade
In Youth Services, our most popular program by far was the Trick or Treat parade held on October 31st. We had 213 participants listen to a story, and parade through the main level of the library. They stopped at each desk and were given a treat.