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Top 15 County Library Checkouts for 2015

The San Diego County Library closes 2015 with some big numbers and not just in terms of circulation. According to a national statistical report of 1,100 libraries last fiscal year, the San Diego County Library ranked: 

  • #4 in number of programs. The County Library offers 31,571 programs for children, teens and adults. Among them are citizenship classes and Zumba dance classes!
  • #8 in the number of hours branches are open to the public. One third of the library’s 33 branches are open Sundays and additional hours are planned for 2016. The library also has two bookmobiles and two 24/7 Library to Go self-service kiosks. Three more kiosks are planned within two years. 
  • #19 in circulation. The library offers 11.1 million materials including books, DVDs, CDs and e-books. Circulation in e-books alone jumped 65 percent! 

So which of those books, e-books and DVDs ranked in the top 15 for County Library checkouts in 2015? If you include children’s books, the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney took the top nine spots!

See below the top 15 list for the “grown-up” books, e-books and DVDs. Then be sure to check them out!

Top 15 Checked-Out Books of 2015  

  1. The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
  2. Gray Mountain” by John Grisham
  3. All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  4. Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
  5. The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd
  6. The Target” by David Baldacci
  7. The Escape” by David Baldacci
  8. Sycamore Row” by John Grisham
  9. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child
  10. The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly
  11. Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult
  12. The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
  13. Burn” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  14. Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty
  15. The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly 

Top 15 Checked-Out E-Books of 2015

  1. The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
  2. Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James
  4. All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  5. Eyes on You” by Kate White
  6. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child
  7. Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James
  8. The Goldfinch” by Donna Tarrt
  9. Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James
  10. Sycamore Row” by John Grisham
  11. Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (audio)
  12. Gray Mountain” by John Grisham
  13. Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
  14. The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (audio)
  15. Top Secret Twenty-One” by Janet Evanovic

Top 15 Checked-Out Movies of 2015

    1. The Book Thief
    2. Maleficent
    3. Noah
    4. Saving Mr. Banks
    5. The Other Woman
    6. All is Lost
    7. Divergent
    8. Thor: The Dark World
    9. The Butler
    10. Frozen
    11. Gone Girl
    12. The LEGO Movie
    13. Philomena
    14. Guardians of the Galaxy
    15. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Melissa Phy is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.