Numbers at a Glance: March 2023

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 22/23

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 34,043
  • Young Adult: 1,495
  • Youth: 39,155
  • Digital: 12,487
  • Streaming: 2,949

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,817

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,499
  • Young Adult: 122
  • Youth: 1,374

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 2,243

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!

If an item fits our collection guidelines, we will order items for patrons based upon requests. This month, 77 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 2,265 total items were ordered in March. 17 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 481 items for 45 community book clubs this month. We also added two new club this month!

16 book clubs read our book sets. 2 clubs each read: It Ends with Us, Lessons in Chemistry, The Lincoln Highway, and West with Giraffes!

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:

  • 131 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 53 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 36,543 lifetime views as of March 2023

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.

Sunday Concert: West Suburban Flute Orchestra

More than 100 patrons enjoyed a beautiful afternoon of flute music, performed by a select ensemble from the West Suburban Flute Orchestra—the largest flute orchestra in the U.S. with a roster of 140+ flute players. The orchestra utilizes the full spectrum of the flute family–from piccolo to contrabass flute. The West Suburban Flute Orchestra was founded by David Kelsey, Outreach Services Librarian at the St. Charles Public Library.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,458 non-circulating and 1,123 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 15 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 256 items to support classrooms for 13 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

Under the Sea Dance Party

The Under the Sea Dance Party held during Spring Break on March 30 had 58 attendees!

It was a lot of fun for families to play games, dance, and connect.

They also loved meeting the department shark character.

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.37 TB

Door Count: 30,149 Visitors this Month


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