News • February 06, 2017

LS&S reveals most popular checkouts at libraries

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Woman in Cabin 10 from best-selling author Ruth Ware was the most-borrowed book at the 83 public libraries operated by Library Systems & Services (LS&S) in 2016. Others rounding out the top five were The Girl on the Train, Rogue Lawyer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, and All the Light We Cannot See.

The company, which operates libraries in six states, compiled the data using its collection management analytics that assesses circulation and anticipates demand.

Other top-five findings for the year were:

• DVD Fiction Titles: Jurassic World, The Martian, San Andreas, Ant-Man, The age of Adaline

• Children’s Fiction Titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Ugly Truth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

• Fiction Titles: All the Light We Cannot See, Rogue Lawyer, The Last Mile, The Girl on the Train, The Guilty

• Children’s Easy Reader Fiction Titles: Green Eggs and Ham, Bob Books Collection 1─Beginning readers, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Oh the Thinks You Can Think, We Are in a Book!

• Children’s DVD Fiction Titles: Inside Out, Minions, Big Hero 6, Cinderella, The good Dinosaur

“Just like commercial bookstores, our libraries provide best-selling titles and other materials,” says Dana Braccia, vice president of operations at LS&S. “For many residents the benefits go beyond cost savings because they come to the libraries for book clubs and other programs that build community.”