Numbers at a Glance: August 2023

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 23/24

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 33,810
  • Young Adult: 1,653
  • Youth: 37,453
  • Digital: 14,367
  • Streaming: 3,551

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,537

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,455
  • Young Adult: 101
  • Youth: 806

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 2,016

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, 61 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,681 total items were ordered in August. 30 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 444 items for 45 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:

  • 102 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 29 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 41,787 lifetime views as of August 2023

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 37 museum passes.

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

Pressed Flower Bookmark

A lovely, pressed flower bookmark is the perfect handmade gift or unique treasure to add to your collection.

One hundred six patrons participated in this popular grab 'n' go kit offered in August.

Each received instructions on how to place and seal delicate dried flowers onto an acrylic bookmark.

The results were stunning!

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,751 non-circulating and 1,174 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 13 circulating items were mailed out.

Young Adult Outreach Programs

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 87 items to support classrooms for 4 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

Rubber Ducky Bubble Party

The Rubber Ducky Bubble Party had 104 children and caregivers attend on Friday, August 11!

The program was for ages 0-2. Everyone was excited to meet and play with toys and bubbles.

The event was so popular we had people waiting in line outside the meeting room so we could keep to room capacity.

Patron Interactions

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 3.09 TB

Door Count: 19,680 Visitors this Month

IT Services


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