Numbers at a Glance:

December 2023

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 23/24

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 31,176
  • Young Adult: 1,338
  • Youth: 31,038
  • Digital: 13,662
  • Streaming: 3,768

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,388

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 1,879
  • Young Adult: 46
  • Youth: 704

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,571

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, 47 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,289 total items were ordered in December. 29 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 403 items for 36 community book clubs this month. The program continues to grow as we added one 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:

  • 103 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 74 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 84,048 lifetime views as of December 2023

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 St. Charles Public Library celebrated the holiday season with a concert featuring the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Sterling Brass Quintet on Sunday, December 10 in the Carnegie Community Room.

The Sterling Brass Quintet is the premier brass ensemble of the EYSO acclaimed Chamber Music Institute, where the members are selected by competitive audition.

This performance is funded through generous donations to the St. Charles Public Library Foundation. EYSO has a long-standing partnership with the library to feature their students each December.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 841 non-circulating and 976 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 9 circulating items were mailed out.

Young Adult Outreach Programs

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 92 items to support classrooms for 5 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

Raptors in Your Neighborhood

Did you know that many birds of prey (also known as raptors) can be found in our area?

On December 29, Youth Services hosted the Raptors in Your Neighborhood program presented by the non-profit group Wings and Talons.

We were able to see owls, hawks and falcons up close and learned fascinating facts about them! 151 people attended this informative program.

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.91 TB

Door Count: 27,169 Visitors this Month


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