Numbers at a Glance: August 2021

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 21/22

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 33,574
  • Young Adult: 3,054
  • Youth: 40,026
  • Digital: 11,290
  • Streaming: 3,355
  • In-House Uses: 3,012

Holds FIlled for Main Library: 6,834

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,806
  • Young Adult: 168
  • Youth: 1,117

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,521

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, 288 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, 39 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 2,832 items were ordered in August.

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 39 community book clubs in the half month that we were open. Our most popular title this month was The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

Our “Lucky Day” shelf circulated 42 items through power of suggestion. Highlighted titles this month were: The Huntress by Kate Quinn and The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.

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:

  • 78 Print items
  • 52 AV items


Adult General Programs

Book Discusion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet.

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 16,732 lifetime views as of August 2021!

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 31 muesum passes.

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

An Evening with Artist

Amanda Browder

The St. Charles Public Library partnered with the St. Charles Arts Council for a special presentation featuring New York artist Amanda Browder to discuss her community-wide art project.

Amanda's projects are large-scale fabric installations that are draped over large buildings or structures. The project involved draping a large-scale fabric art piece over the south wall of the St. Charles Municipal Building. The fabric piece was sewn by community members over the course of two weeks in July and August.

Her artwork is "a celebration of location, community, sustainability and the self-beautification and celebration of a town." Learn more about Amanda Browder and her work HERE.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 381 non-circulating and 854 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 36 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 63 items to suuport classrooms for 4 teachers in the St. Charles community. Interested teachers can request materials and learn more HERE.

Lit Loot Boxes!

Lit Loot had 22 participants in August, which is our highest number of participants yet!

Lit Loot is a free subscription box for middle and high school students. Participants must register for this program and complete a profile so a title which matches the reader can be selected.

The boxes contain a bookmark, snack, contents sheet with instructions for sharing their unboxing and book reviews online; also a hand selected book!

Interested patrons must sign up by the 10th of each month, with pick-up scheduled between the 15th and 25th of each month. Additional information about September's Lit Loot Box is available HERE!

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 1.10 TB

Door Count: 18,240 Visitors this Month


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