Brooklyn Public Library — One of the Nation’s Largest — Reveals Most Borrowed Books in Its 125-Year History

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There’s no finding out a deeper meaning here! The Brooklyn Public Library has uncovered its 125 most acquired books out of appreciation for its impending 125th commemoration on Nov. 30.

The rundown highlights works of art for perusers of any age — from kids titles like The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (#44) and Corduroy by Wear Freeman (#63), to additional full grown works like Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (#30) and 1984 by George Orwell (#37).

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With respect to what’s been acquired the most times since the library opened in 1896, the honor goes to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s cherished kids’ image book.


The Frigid Day by Ezra Jack Keats and The Feline in the Cap by Dr. Seuss are the second and third-most acquired books, separately, trailed by A holiday song by Charles Dickens and Would you say you are My Mom? by P.D. Eastman. Balancing the main 10 most well known checkouts are Wuthering Levels by Emily Brontë, Naruto: Volume I by Masashi Kishimoto (English variation by Jo Duffy), The Experiences of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Little Ladies by Louisa May Alcott.

Various creators show up on the rundown, including kids’ creators Dr. Seuss, P.D. Eastman and Eric Carle. Also, everything except one of the Harry Potter books — sorry, Harry Potter and the Dreadful Honors — got to join the party. Other striking works highlighted on the rundown incorporate The Little Ruler by Antoine de Holy person Exupéry (#15), Fahrenheit 451 by Beam Bradbury (#39), The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (#58), Overcast with an Opportunity of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (#71), and Matilda by Roald Dahl (#72).

Brooklyn Public Library has 61 branches crossing every area in the district, as per the library’s site. It’s additionally one of the biggest library frameworks in the country, per CBS News.

Bedford Library, situated in a previous state funded school building, was the principal branch to open.

“Here’s to 125 years of Brooklyn stories,” the library said on its site. “We’re anticipating the following part.”