The St. Charles Public Library District, located on the Fox River 35 miles west of Chicago, is an award winning Library, serving a growing District population. Google has recognized us as a favorite place based on the popularity of our Web site in Google searches. 1%, or less than 250,000 businesses in the U. S., received this recognition. For the fifth year, we have been ranked in the top ten in our population category in the 2010 HAPLR ranking for excellent service.