2017: What Were Windsorites Reading?

Whether in traditional book form, on a tablet or via a Smartphone, Windsorites certainly took advantage of the abundance of materials available at Windsor Public Library last year. Circulation figures show that 1,107,228 items circulated – of this, 186,393 were in electronic format.

The most popular titles checked out at WPL last year were DVDs with movie connections – The Secret Life of Pets (398 checkouts), closely followed by Jason Bourne (327) and Sully (317).

Placing first on the most popular Adult Fiction list was The Women in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (249). Coming in at number 2 was The Whistler by John Grisham (199), followed by The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (196).

Many Windsorites took advantage of the information contained in The Official MTO Driver’s Handbook which topped the Adult Non-Fiction list (258). This was followed by Scott’s Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue (146), and The Best of Windsor Cookbook – by Jonathan Pinto (132).

The top three eBook downloads were: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (202); Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (138); and The Escape by David Baldacci (134).

Popular kids books included: The Key: Science Grades 3-8: a study guide (258); followed by Hard Luck (213) and The Third Wheel (204) by Jeff Kinney.

Have you ever wondered how much money the Library saves you and your family each month?  If you had purchased all of the titles listed here, the cost would be more than $300.  By providing programs and services to people of all ages, Windsor Public Library fosters a culture freely available to support learning, recreation and information needs.

It’s easier than ever to check out materials, manage your account online and download electronic resources – now is the perfect time to discover what your public library has to offer.

WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY – BY THE NUMBERS: 2017
Visitors: 750,000+
Active Library Cardholders: 87,000+
Circulation: 1,107,228
Public Internet Sessions: 262,245
Reference Questions Answered: 101,600
Program Attendance: 35,393
School Visits: 7,905
Followers on Social Media: 8,700

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