Sing You Home most often borrowed book of 2011
TORONTO (Thursday, December 29, 2011) – As another busy year draws to a close, Toronto Public Library looked back through its 2011 circulation records to see what the most frequently borrowed titles were. Bestselling author Jodi Picoult’s new release in early 2011 topped the year’s adult fiction circulation charts with Sing You Home, a story that explores gay rights, coping with loss and finding love in unexpected places. The book was circulated an incredible 4,580 times in 2011!
In 2010, more than 18 million people visited and over 32 million items were circulated at Toronto Public Library—the busiest year ever! And 2011 is on track to push those record numbers even higher thanks in part to the increasing popularity of ebooks. Providing a diverse selection of digital content has brought new customers into the library and extended the reach for published materials, cultural programming and educational opportunities.
Happy New Year and all the best in 2012 from City Librarian Jane Pyper and all the staff at Toronto Public Library.
Top Circulating Titles of 2011
Adult fiction - Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Adult non-fiction - Bossypants by Tina Fey
Teen - The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Cdn)
Children’s - Quest for the Spark by Tom Sniegoski (Cdn)
Adult fiction - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Adult non-fiction - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Teen - Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Children’s - Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 18 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow more than 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.
Anne Marie Aikins 416-393-7212