Most popular Sno-Isle, Everett library books

  • Sat Jun 16th, 2012 9:54am
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Reported by Amy Daybert / Herald Writer

Dr. Seuss reigns supreme. “Green Eggs and Ham” was the most popular book checked out from Sno-Isle Libraries in 2011 more than 50 years after Theodor Seuss Geisel first published the classic and more than 20 years after his death. The most popular books checked out at both Sno-Isle and Everett Public libraries definitely tilt toward children’s books. And even in the list of titles for adults, fiction rules. To mark the arrival of the summer reading season, here are some lists and a look at how much those libraries spend on books, magazines and other materials.

Top library books of 2011

All print books

Sno-Isle LibrariesAuthorCheck-outs
1. Green Eggs and HamDr. Seuss787
2. Go, Dog, Go!Philip Eastman772
3. The Girl With the Dragon TattooSteig Larsson769
4. ToysJames Patterson754
5. The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss746
6. The ConfessionJohn Grisham737
7. Smokin’ SeventeenJanet Evanovich690
8. MockingjaySuzanne Collins688
9. Tick TockJames Patterson675
10. Are You My Mother?Philip Eastman660

Everett Public LibraryAuthorCheck-outs
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly TruthJeff Kinney549
2. The Wimpy Kid Movie DiaryJeff Kinney350
2. Catching fireSuzanne Collins350
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysJeff Kinney332
5. The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins314
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last StrawJeff Kinney303
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesJeff Kinney283
8. Big Nate Strikes AgainLincoln Pierce281
9. MockingjaySuzanne Collins280
10. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous LifeRachel Russell279

Books for adults

Sno-Isle LibrariesAuthorCheck-outs
1. The Girl with the Dragon TattooSteig Larsson769
2. ToysJames Patterson754
3. The ConfessionJohn Grisham737
4. Smokin’ SeventeenJanet Evanovich690
5. Tick TockJames Patterson675
6. 10th AnniversaryJames Patterson659
7. The Fifth WitnessMichael Connelly657
8. Fall of GiantsKen Follett624
9. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s NestSteig Larsson586
10. Safe HavenNicholas Sparks574

Everett Public LibraryAuthorCheck-outs
1. The HelpKathryn Stockett281
2. The Girl With the Dragon TattooSteig Larsson280
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s NestSteig Larsson174
4. Tick TockJames Patterson174
5. The ConfessionJohn Grisham162
6. Smokin’ SeventeenJanet Evanovich148
7. ToysJames Patterson145
8. 10th AnniversaryJames Patterson143
9. Betrayal of TrustJ.A. Jance130
10. Wicked AppetiteJanet Evanovich119

Electronic books

Sno-Isle LibrariesAuthorCheck-outs
1. The HelpKathryn Stockett356
2. The Girl with the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson268
3. Water for ElephantsSara Gruen202
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornetís NestStieg Larsson158
5. The ConfessionJohn Grisham121
6. Abby Cooper, Psychic EyeVictoria Laurie120
6. UnbrokenLaura Hillenbrand120
8. The Girl Who Played with FireStieg Larsson117
9. Eat, Pray, LoveElizabeth Gilbert109
10. I Am Number FourPittacus Lore108

Everett Public Library*AuthorCheck-outs
1. The HelpKathryn Stockett114
2. The Girl With the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson95
3. The LitigatorsJohn Grisham89
4. Explosive EighteenJanet Evanovich74
5. Carnal InnocenceNora Roberts53
6. The Girl Who Played with FireStieg Larsson47
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornetís NestStieg Larsson45
8. In the Garden of BeastsErik Larson44
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetJamie Ford40
10. A Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin35

* Year ending May 24, 2012. E-books weren’t offered until May 24, 2011.

Material budgets

Percentages are rounded and might not add up to 100.

Sno-Isle Libraries2011% 20112010% 20102009% 20092008% 2008
Electronic resources$865,00017%$770,00016%$790,50016%$840,00016%
Sales tax, shipping$350,0007%$347,4527%$258,9525%$347,8837%
Strategic Plan$30,0001%$48,0001%$00%$265,0005%

Everett Public Library2011% 20112010% 20102009% 20092008% 2008
Electronic resources$103,00014%$92,51713%$109,00016%$90,50314%
Sales tax, shipping$55,3028%$54,2888%$60,0009%$56,3039%