My Library’s Top 3 Circulating Print Picture Books and Top 15 Digital Picture Book Checkouts Of 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’m so grateful for every one of my blog followers. Thank you for your numerous comments, likes, and shares over this past year, a year that has been, well, difficult in so many ways. Your support has encouraged me to keep blogging and keep sharing the many wonderful picture books the world has to offer. Cheers to you, and best wishes for a spectacular 2021 for all! 🙂

Now, you may remember that I usually post the top circulating print picture books. That is, the picture books that were checked out most often from the Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville in a given year. But this year, due to the pandemic, I’m going to do things a bit differently. The library was completely closed for a couple of months, and for about six months, we’ve been offering curbside pickup. I share all this just to say that circulation of print picture books has been down this year, though it has picked up.

But checkouts of digital picture books have gone up, up, up. So I’ll share the top 3 circulating print picture book of 2020 for my library. And then I’ll list the top 15 digital picture books for my library’s entire system, consisting of 31 county libraries.

Top 3 Circulating Print Picture Books:

124031
#1 Circulating Title/Circulated 13 Times
41735921
Circulated 12 Times
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Circulated 11 Times (this title also made the top 10 last year)

Top 15 Digital Picture Book Checkouts:

Jory John’s picture books dominated the digital list, taking the first three spots!

45730161. sx318
Checked Out 55 times
40221498. sx318
Checked Out 52 times
45730527. sx318
Checked Out 52 Times
33503524. sx318
Checked Out 29 Times
40944115. sx318
Checked Out 27 Times
52364522. sx318 sy475
Checked Out 26 Times
507402
Checked Out 26 Times
34138298. sx318
Checked Out 26 Times
51195584. sx318 sy475
Checked Out 26 Times
26619447. sx318
Checked Out 26 Times
14553484
Checked Out 22 Times
43063329
Checked Out 22 Times
39653602. sx318
Checked Out 22 Times
16276871
Checked Out 21 Times
42920060. sx318
Checked Out 21 Times

All of these books have bold covers with big illustrations, which would help them stand out on a digital screen. It’s no surprise that kids would have chosen these outstanding titles from the 100s of digital picture books available.

What were the most checked out picture books at your local library in 2020?

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Take a look at the top circulating PRINT picture books at the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville in prior years:

Top 10 of 2019

Top 21 of 2018

Top 17 of 2017

Top 19 of 2016

Top 15 of 2015

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