Sometimes things are out of our control. That’s why I haven’t posted a ‘Picture Books At The Library’ segment in over a month. Yikes! It has to do with library budget and when orders get processed and it’s all very boring. So…while we are waiting on brand new 2019 titles to arrive (soon!), I’ve put together a roundup of 2018 picture books that you may have missed. Lots of wonderful books to seek out! With gorgeous art in all!
Here are some 2018 titles you may have missed:
Which picture books were checked out most often from the Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville in 2018?
Our top circulating picture book will probably not be a big surprise: Disney Frozen. Movie and TV tie-ins will forever be popular with kids. It’s a fact of life. This particular version is actually a “look and find” concept book–not a true picture book, in my opinion, but the library has it cataloged as a picture book AND it circulated a whopping 20 times, so I felt it was worth noting in this year’s list.
Also making the list this year is the top book of 2017: Ellie in Concert. This book actually circulated two more times in 2018 (19 times) than in 2017 (17 times), yet wasn’t number one this time around. Interesting, huh?
The rest of the books in our top 21 include the ever-popular series Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, another Frozen tie-in starring Olaf the snowman, and (Yay!) a beautiful mix of new and old stand alone favorites.
Circulated 20 Times:
This may seem like a small number, but when you consider that each book may be checked out for up to 3 weeks (21 days), that 20 times means the top book was checked out over and over for the entire year!
Circulated 19 Times:
Circulated 18 Times:
Circulated 17 Times:
What are the top circulating picture books at your local library?
Take a look at the top circulating picture books at the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville in prior years:
Check out the very different art styles in this selection of picture books! All terrific!
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is hosting its 1st CNY Literary Festival on Friday, November 30 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
• Meet more than 30 local authors
• Author readings from select works
• Book signings
• Light refreshments
Join me for a celebration of local authors and participate in a community experience that encourages the love of reading, writing, and the value of literacy in our community. The event is for all ages, with 38 authors of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and children’s books looking forward to chatting with you. (psst! Bruce Coville is scheduled to appear!)
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s sure to be a book to suit the taste of everyone on your list!
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is conveniently located at 5110 Jamesville Road, a short distance from 481 Exit 2. The Library’s CNY Literary Festival is generously sponsored by Community Bank N.A., DeWitt Office.
As an employee of the Library, I’ll be working at the festival, as well as participating as an author. I hope to see you there, too! 🙂