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message 1: by Joseph (last edited Jan 14, 2020 08:51AM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod

The New York Public Library has been loaning books for a long time — the institution turns 125 this year.

To celebrate, the library dug into its records and calculated a list of the 10 books that have been checked out the most in its history.

How many of these have you read?

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats: 485,583 checkouts

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss: 469,650 checkouts

1984 by George Orwell: 441,770 checkouts

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak: 436,016 checkouts

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: 422,912 checkouts

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White: 337,948 checkouts

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: 316,404 checkouts

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: 284,524 checkouts

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling: 231,022 checkouts

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: 189,550 checkouts

message 2: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 363 comments I have read 6 of the top 10. Charlotte's Web was my all time favorite when I was a child. I read that book so many times!

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