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The New York Public Library lists its most checked-out books of all time



The New York Public Library shared its 10 most checked out books of all time. Taking the #1 spot was "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. It has been checked out a total of 485,584 times since 1962.

Other books on the list included "1984" by George Orwell at #3 with 441770 borrows, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie at #8 with 284524 borrows, and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling with 231022 borrows.

"Goodnight Moon" is given an honorable mention because it would have been on the list, but the children's librarian in charge when the book was published in 1947 hated it so much she refused to carry it. The library didn't carry it until 1972.

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What was the last book you checked out from the library? Favorite children's book?
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idk if everyone read this book but all Maine kids were pretty much required to read this to keep up from doing stupid shit and getting lost in the woods:

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It's a great book though.
Weird I’ve never heard of that snowy day one

This is y.a (Or a step below y.a? Not sure) but I’ve always gotta rep Animorphs! I still enjoy them today
Books and libraries are so wholesome
I'm not sure where it stands--maybe more of a YA novel? But The Outsiders remains one of my favorite books, period. I'll still pick it up and give it a quick read-through occasionally as an adult.

andisprohi

January 14 2020, 06:24:16 UTC 1 week ago Edited:  January 14 2020, 06:28:53 UTC



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I loved the Magic Tree House books as a kid. Apparently they're still being published decades later!
i can’t believe some of y’all have never heard of the snowy day. it’s so sweet and charming.

some of my favs :)

preflyer

January 14 2020, 06:57:14 UTC 1 week ago Edited:  January 14 2020, 07:04:54 UTC





Omg there is one page in Animalia that gave me the creeps, while I can’t remember the content of the page the feeling still remains as an adult lol
LOL was it this page??

I love libraries but haven't checked out a physical book from one in many years. I won't do that anymore, esp not from the NYPL. I've had bedbugs and yeah I might be paranoid but I think I've earned the right to be lol.

My sister was really psyched to get access to the Manhattan and Brooklyn e-libraries thru her bf bc the selection is just unparalleled. Her normal library is the military's which surprisingly has pretty good selection but she worries that her choices will land her on a watchlist lol.
I stopped going to the library after I read an article about how many library books have sperm on them.
I...
what the unimaginable fuck
I check out from NYPL and bedbugs is my worse fear. I know they changed the way they handle the books now because of it. I mainly stick to the Queens library or the ebooks through Overdrive.

My favorite children’s book used to be Ella Enchanted. Haven’t checked out a book from the library since high school though.
I'm currently reading two books at once, Lolita and a shitty Danielle Steel book. I know they're both very different, but I needed some light trash like Danielle Steel to wash my mind out after reading bits of Lolita.

divanetta84

January 14 2020, 07:20:37 UTC 1 week ago Edited:  January 14 2020, 07:21:32 UTC

I've finished three Georgette Heyer books in the last couple of weeks bc regency escapades are all I have the mental energy for right now.
Georgette Heyer can be SO good and I love how much detail she weaves into her settings.
That was my mood most of last year and it looks like it's continued into this one.
Georgette Heyer is incredible, which ones did you read?
I work in a library (as a social worker, but whatever) on a children's and young adult's floor so this is really interesting. We would get in SO much trouble if we censored books though. I had to fight SO HARD to get a Focus on the Family book 'Lies Young Women Believe' out of our Young Adult section and re-shelved in Religion. But they refused to pull it even though it's harmful because censorship.
"Goodnight Moon" is given an honorable mention because it would have been on the list, but the children's librarian in charge when the book was published in 1947 hated it so much she refused to carry it. The library didn't carry it until 1972.

omg. this is HYSTERICAL
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