Numbers at a Glance: July 2021

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 21/22

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 19,102
  • Young Adult: 1,841
  • Youth: 22,649
  • Digital: 11,807
  • Streaming: 2,289

Holds FIlled for Main Library: 6,075

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,866
  • Young Adult: 124
  • Youth: 983

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 488

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, 280 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, 53 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 4,373 items were ordered in July.

This month, Technical Services also enhanced the Aspen catalog with Browse Categories to direct our patrons to new and popular materials easily.

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 books for 16 community book clubs in the half month that we were open. Also, we conducted 2 library tours to our Book Club Service patrons with 30 participants.

Our “Lucky Day” shelf is also back and circulated 63 items through power of suggestion.

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:

  • 34 Print items
  • 14 AV items


Adult General Programs

Book Discusion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 15,284 lifetime views as of July 2021!

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 29 muesum passes.

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

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

The St. Charles Public Library celebrated its grand re-opening on Saturday, July 17. The festivities kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, guest speakers and dedications. The week-long celebration included tours of the Library, along with programs and demonstrations for all ages. The grand re-opening is the culmination of a renovation and expansion project which began in 2019.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 408 non-circulating and 593 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 32 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

Return of In-Person Programming!

Our return to in-person live programming has been spectacular!

  • Our first Programs in the New Building = 88 total attendees

  • 75 attendees for Terrace Garden Story Times
    • Our first in-person Story Times since February 27, 2020!

  • 13 Students for Ozobot Coding for grades ranging from 3-8

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 1.36 TB

Door Count: 9,943 Visitors this Month


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