Numbers at a Glance: February 2023

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 22/23

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 29,782
  • Young Adult: 1,089
  • Youth: 34,206
  • Digital: 11,480
  • Streaming: 3,211

Holds Filled for Main Library: 6,549

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,185
  • Young Adult: 92
  • Youth: 1,015

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,746

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, 44 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,698 total items were ordered in February. 29 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 453 items for 51 community book clubs this month. We also added three new club this month! The most popular title currently:

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:

  • 142 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 116 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Watergate by Thomas Mallon

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 35,616 lifetime views as of February 2023

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 14 museum passes.

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

Seed Swap & Seed Library Kickoff

More than 100 members of the community attended the St. Charles Public Library’s Annual Seed Swap and Seed Library Kickoff on Saturday, February 18.

The library offers over 200 different heirloom seed varieties, free of charge, to grow and enjoy. Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension were on hand to answer any gardening-related questions.

All of the seeds available are heirloom or open-pollinated, meaning that once saved and planted again, they will grow into the same type of plant.

The St. Charles Library is one of the first public libraries in Illinois to lend heirloom seeds.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,498 non-circulating and 868 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 8 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 188 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.

Working with D303 LRCs

February we celebrated Valentine’s Day at the middle school LRCs by making hot cocoa bombs! There were 20 participants per lunch period for a total of 60 at each of the middle schools, Wredling and Munhall. This program was featured in the district newsletter!

Winter Reading was a huge success! There were 277 total participants (compared to 123 last year), 183 finishers (compared to 65 last year), and 136,976 total minutes logged (compared to 39,561 last year).

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.86 TB

Door Count: 27,987 Visitors this Month


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*There are no stats for November 2022 as we transitioned to our new website!