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The most popular check-out books at TRL in 2023!

Rachel Oberg reads a book to her son, Maverick Oberg, 5, in the children’s reading area of the Sumner Public Library on Fryar Avenue in Sumner, Wash. on March 23, 2023. Sumner City Council and the Pierce County Libraries board of trustees passed resolutions to place a bond measure on the primary ballet in August that would raise funds for a new library branch.
Credit: Cheyenne Boone Cheyenne Boone, The News Tribune.

What did Timberland library readers check out in 2023? Here are the most popular books

Over 3.1 million materials were checked out from the Timberland Regional Library system in 2023, more than 1.5 million were physical books.

Excerpt from The Olympian (accessible text via yahoo!):

To many, the time of going to a library and checking a book out seems like something from the old days since we have access to millions of books in the palm of our hands. Nonetheless, libraries persist. In fact, library patrons check out millions of physical and digital titles every year.

According to Timberland Regional Library, more than 3 million physical books and digital titles were checked out in 2023. TRL has 29 libraries in the five Washington state counties of Thurston, Mason, Grays, Pacific and Lewis.

The 2023 TRL Wrapped includes statistics about the number of physical and digital items borrowed, as well as top movies and the most popular books for every genre.

TRL said in a press release that 1.9 million digital books were borrowed in 2023, making it one of 152 total public library systems worldwide that surpassed 1 million digital checkouts last year.

“For the second straight year, Timberland Regional Library readers have checked out over 1.5 million digital items,” stated Kim Storbeck, collection services manager at TRL in a news release. “We are delighted to serve readers of all interests and ages with this free, always growing, and diverse collection.”

Here are TRL’s top books in various genres, audiobooks, e-books, and movies in 2023.

Click here for the list.

Posted by Steve on February 19, 2024 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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  1. I love our library. I am particularly fond of the interlibrary service where you can check out books from libraries outside of the Timberland system. I also extensively use their data resources to access magazines, journals, and newspapers to which I do not subscribe.

    Comment by Carlos Perez on February 19, 2024 at 10:00 am

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