Numbers at a Glance:

May 2024

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 23/24

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 32,082
  • Young Adult: 1,291
  • Youth: 30,798
  • Digital: 14,805
  • Streaming: 2,328


Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,280

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,083
  • Young Adult: 64
  • Youth: 764

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,640

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, 146 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 2,104 total items were ordered in May. 8 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 472 items for 49 community book clubs this month. We also 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:

  • 107 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 112 items were lent to libraries around the country 


Adult General Programs

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 109,711 lifetime views as of May 2024

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 25 museum passes.


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

Circling Lake Michigan

Travel expert Nancy McCully took our patrons on a classic road trip around Lake Michigan – sharing the beautiful beaches of southwestern Michigan, the world’s largest freshwater dunes, historic Mackinac Island, the rocky coast of Door County, and the coastal cities of Wisconsin. 

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,957 non-circulating and 1,135 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 16 circulating items were mailed out.

Young Adult Outreach Programs

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 59 items to support classrooms forteacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

Summer Reading

Youth library staff saw 7,968 children during Summer Reading school visits at 18 public and private preschools, elementary and middle schools!


Parents, teachers, school staff, and students throughout our community learned about the library's Summer Reading program.


They also enjoyed this short movie which is available on the library's YouTube channel.


Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.38 TB


Door Count: 25,406 Visitors this Month

Website & Vendor Information

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