Numbers at a Glance: September 2022

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 22/23

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 30,917
  • Young Adult: 1,517
  • Youth: 32,660
  • Digital: 11,386
  • Streaming: 3,421

Holds Filled for Main Library: 5,866

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,452
  • Young Adult: 118
  • Youth: 1,419

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 2,223

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Format

Digital & Streaming Circulation by Service


Total Collection by Format - FY 22/23

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, 1,288 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, 61 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,869 total items were ordered in September. 25 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 364 items for 36 community book clubs this month. We also added a 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:

  • 125 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 175 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Cultish by Amanda Montell

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 31,450 lifetime views as of September 2022

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 22 museum passes.

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

Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle Experience

Curator Margaret Schlesinger took us on a tiny tour of Colleen Moore's enchanted Fairy Castle at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago.

She shared images of the intricate, hand-painted artwork and delicately crafted miniature artifacts, took a glimpse of the conservation project that was completed in 2014, and had a "behind-the-fairytales" story of how the castle came to be.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,176 non-circulating and 963 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 17 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 205 items to support classrooms for 11 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

Baby Prom

A party for our youngest Library friends!

Baby Prom returned to the delight of families on September 17. It was so much fun to watch the babies interact in their prom finest.

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 3.00 TB

Door Count: 24,501 Visitors this Month


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