Thursday, May 2, 2013

Library Fun Facts

Okay, it's the beginning of a new month, time to see what's going on in the library.

Here are the Top Ten Circulating Titles for the month of April:

1. We Are In a Book, Mo Willems
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Jeff Kinney
3. Brave New Pond, Jennifer Holm
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal, Jeff Kinney
5. Let's Go For a Drive, Mo Willems
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Last Straw, Jeff Kinney
7. Into the Woods, J. Torres
8. This Is Not My Hat, Jon Klassen
9. Memoirs of a Goldfish, Devin Scillian
10. Listen to My Trumpet, Mo Willems

Top Ten Search Terms Used on the OPAC (capitalized terms are preset search buttons):

etched in clay
California Missions
monster fight club
Graphic Novels
big nate
fire star
Most Popular
who was

Total number of items checked out in April = 1,949
Total number of items returned in April = 2,008
Total number of items put on hold in April = 168

I stumbled across a report that shows which patron have checked out the most books - which of course I won't post here for obvious reasons - but the list reads like a roster of my lunchtime regulars.  One teacher has checked out 232 items over the last year and the one student has checked out 94 items in the last year.