Numbers at a Glance: April 2022

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 21/22

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 29,320
  • Young Adult: 1,156
  • Youth: 31,588
  • Digital: 8,181
  • Streaming: 2,390
  • In-House Uses: N/A

Holds Filled for Main Library: 5,583

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 3,124
  • Young Adult: 188
  • Youth: 1,561

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 2,168

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, 1,281 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, 19 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,725 items were ordered in April. 39 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 397 items for 39 community book clubs this month. Popular titles 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 recieved the following items for patrons:

  • 97 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 210 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discusion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Call Us What We Carry

by Amanda Gorman

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 25,419 lifetime views as of April 2022

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 9 muesum passes.

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

One Hundred and Sixty Minutes: The Race to Save the Titanic

National bestselling author William Hazelgrove presented the story of the amazing heroism and astounding incompetence in the race to rescue the Titanic, as more than 28 ships raced to her rescue.

One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic on April 15, 1912.

There was amazing heroism and astounding incompetence against the backdrop of the most advanced ship in history sinking by inches with luminaries from all over the world. It is a story of a network of wireless operators on land and sea who desperately sent messages back and forth across the dark frozen North Atlantic to mount a rescue mission.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,137 non-circulating and 1,112 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 19 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 229 items to support classrooms for 15 teachers in the St. Charles community. Interested teachers can request materials and learn more HERE.


April was National Poetry Month.

We had 350 children and adults created poems to hang on the poetree in the Youth Services Department in celebration of National Poetree Month!

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.43 TB

Door Count: 19,506 Visitors this Month


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