Mid-way through the year is a great time to take a quick peek back at the most popular materials checked out from Washington County Library so far this year. The following list just includes the most popular titles in our physical collection (so no ebooks, e-audiobooks, or digital magazines). Did any of your favorite titles or authors make the list?
The librarian in charge of ordering new books has a list of authors we buy automatically because they’re so popular. All of the authors who are represented in our top five most popular adult fiction titles are on that list!
Four of the books on our most popular adult nonfiction list make a lot of sense, but who knew the encyclopedia was such a popular title to take home?
Angie Thomas’s blockbuster book (soon to be a major motion picture) just squeaked out the top spot on our popular teen fiction list, edging out John Green for that honor:
Books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney accounted for nine of the top 15 most popular titles checked-out so far this year, racking up an impressive 2,156 checkouts through the end of June. The other most popular juvenile fiction titles were:
Animals – pigeons and pigs and cats, oh my! – are the stars of our most popular children’s books of so far this year:
Video games are the newest item added to our physical collection, debuting last fall. In that time, they’ve been well-received, and popular enough that we’re working on getting even more titles and systems added. Here's what's been popular:
Washington County’s magazine readers are an eclectic bunch, everything from celebrity news and gossip to model railroad aficionados:
And finally, DVDs! Even in an age of streaming and digital downloads, new releases still get circulate pretty regularly in our collection:
Keep it up, Washington County readers! Looking for something new to read? Check out our recently added fiction, nonfiction, teen, and children's titles, or browse all our materials in our catalog at WashCoLib.org/Catalog.