Numbers at a Glance: November 2022

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Total Circulation by Format - FY 22/23

Main Library Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 29,579
  • Young Adult: 1,255
  • Youth: 32,955
  • Digital: 11,564
  • Streaming: 3,960

Holds Filled for Main Library: 5,499

Drive-Up Window Circulation by Format

Circulation by Audience:

  • Adult: 2,302
  • Young Adult: 99
  • Youth: 1,225

Holds Filled for Drive-Up Window: 1,834

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, 787 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, 59 items were ordered to fill patron requests! Also, 1,246 total items were ordered in November. 50 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 387 items for 38 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:

  • 130 items were borrowed for our patrons
  • 69 items were lent to libraries around the country


Adult General Programs

Book Discussion: 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion groups read Maus. A Survivor's Tale: I, My Father Bleeds history by Art Spiegelman and Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Click HERE to learn more about our Book Discussion Groups.

Young Adult General Programs

The SCPLD YouTube Channel has 33,461 lifetime views as of November 2022

Youth General Programs

This month, Youth Services issued 12 museum passes.

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

Needle Felted Acorns - Grab 'n' Go Kit

In November, 106 happy patrons enjoyed our festive acorn grab 'n go kit to learn the craft of needle felting.

All the materials were provided to create several acorns, including acorn caps, wool fiber in a variety of colors, a felting foam pad and a felt needle.

Detailed instructions were included to help patrons create the lovely assortment of acorns, along with a small wooden bowl to add to their home’s fall décor.

Adult Outreach Programs

This month, the Adult Outreach team delivered 1,039 non-circulating and 916 circulating items to patrons and facilities in our community. Also, 17 circulating items were mailed out.

Youth Outreach Programs

This month, Youth Services selected 165 items to support classrooms for 10 teacher in the St. Charles community. Teachers in our area can request library materials and learn more about our teacher outreach HERE.

LEGO House Build

LEGO House Build was a program held on Monday, November 21.

22 attendees created the LEGO house, which was displayed for the remainder of the day and into the next. This was an amazing event for families.

It's on YouTube! Click Here to Watch

Patron Interactions

IT Services

Wi-Fi Data Served this month: 2.26 TB

Door Count: 23,839 Visitors this Month


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