Thursday, April 4, 2013

Library Fun Facts

With all the squeesploding going on around here, I haven't had a chance to post some fun circulation stats, which I meant to do on the first, when I ran all the reports. I won't keep you waiting any longer.

Top Ten most circulated titles for the month of March:

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, by Jeff Kinney
2. We Are In a Book, by Mo Willems
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal, by Jeff Kinney
4. Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty, by Nick Bruel
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney
6. Cardboard, by Doug TenNapel
7. Listen to My Trumpet, by Mo Willems
8. Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, by Nick Bruel
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Ugly Truth, by Jeff Kinney
10. Amulet: the Stonekeeper's Curse, by Kazu Kibuishi

Any surprises there?  Not really.

Top Ten Search terms entered into the catalog in the last 30 days:

big nate
diary of a wimpy kid
star wars
monster fight club
Graphic Novels
Most Popular
boxcar children

Most of these searches occur on Thursdays and Fridays.

Total number of books checked out in March: 2,683
Total number of books placed on hold in March: 223

And from Renaissance Place, the number of words read so far this year (students who have taken AR quizzes) : 55,142,915

And the top ten books on which students have taken an AR quiz:

1. The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
2. Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
4. Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris, by Thea Stilton
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
7. Big Nate: in a Class By Himself, by Lincoln Peirce
8. A Crazy Day with Cobras, by Mary Pope Osborne
9. Miss Nelson Is Missing, by Harry Allard
10. Road Robber, by Joy Cowley

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