Keith Morrison with Dateline NBC (hoot) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Keith Morrison with Dateline NBC

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.


What was the last book you checked out from the library? Favorite children's book?
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