Numbers at a Glance:

March 2024

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Circulation

Total Circulation by Format - FY 23/24


Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 32,340
  • Young Adult: 1,278
  • Youth: 35,924
  • Digital: 14,853
  • Streaming: 2,768

 

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,229

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,002
  • Young Adult: 81
  • Youth: 964




Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,704

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, 108 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 2,048 total items were ordered in March. 31 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 480 items for 52 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:

  • 94 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 0 items were lent to libraries around the country (due to staffing changes)

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 105,401 lifetime views as of March 2024

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 28 museum passes.

 

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

The Luck of the Irish

Our Carnegie Community Room was packed with attendees as we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Irish baritone Gavin Coyle, along with flutist Carlyn Lloyd and pianist Jon Warfel, on Sunday, March 3.

This performance featured the rich sounds of Irish folk and traditional music. Such performances not only celebrate cultural heritage but also bring communities together through the joy of music.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,648 non-circulating and 944 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 76 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.

D303 March Book Madness competition

The Library participated in District 303's March Book Madness competition again this year. The YS School Services Librarian, Early Literacy Librarian and the Department Manager worked with the LRC directors and Townhouse Books to create a list of 16 picture books for the schools to vote on.

 

SCPLD Librarians appeared as guest readers for a few of the book choices that were shared with students on YouTube. We were excited to discover that the book read by our own Amelia Thomas, The Adventures of Huggie and Stick, came out the final victor!

 

The final vote was 1553 votes (54%) for The Adventures of Huggie and Stick, and 1337 votes (46%) for The Duck Never Blinks.



Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.03 TB

 

Door Count: 28,624 Visitors this Month

Website & Vendor Information

Top 5 Webpages on SCPLD.org

Total Website Hits