Numbers at a Glance:

October 2023

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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

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, 70 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,392 total items were ordered in October. 42 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 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

This month, Youth Services issued 20 museum passes.

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


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.

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.69 TB

Door Count: 29,402 Visitors this Month


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