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The list features classics for readers of all ages — from kids titles such as The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (#44) e Corduroy by Don Freeman (#63), to more mature works such as Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (#30) e 1984 by George Orwell (#37).
As for what’s been borrowed the most times since the library opened in 1896, the honor goes to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s picture book.
Il Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss are the second and third-most borrowed books, rispettivamente, seguito da Un canto natalizio by Charles Dickens and Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman.
Rounding out the top 10 most popular checkouts are Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Naruto: Volume I by Masashi Kishimoto (English adaptation by Jo Duffy), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Uccidere un Mockingbird by Harper Lee, e Piccole donne by Louisa May Alcott.
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Numerous authors make multiple appearances on the list, including children’s authors Dr. Seuss, P.D. Eastman and Eric Carle. Inoltre, all but one of the Harry Potter books — sorry, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — got to join the party.
Other notable works featured on the list include The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (#15), Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (#39), The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (#58), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (#71), e Matilde by Roald Dahl (#72).
Brooklyn Public Library has 61 branches spanning each neighborhood in the borough, according to the library’s website. It’s also one of the largest library systems in the country, per Notizie CBS.
Bedford Library, located in a former public school building, was the first branch to open.
“Ecco a 125 years of Brooklyn stories,” the library said on its site. “We’re looking forward to the next chapter.”