As Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh turns 125 years old, I turned to a report of circulation statistics for eBooks. I am a sports fan, so I enjoy looking at statistics and finding a way to tell stories or share information in a fun way.
In this case, I’ll share some of the titles that have circulated exactly 125 times (as of this writing), along with a related title for you to explore!
Adult Title with 125 Borrows on OverDrive/Libby: “How To Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie — This widely read volume shares six ways to make people like you, twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking and nine ways to change people without arousing resentment. You can check out this title as Print Book, as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as condensed eAudio on Hoopla.
If you want another take on interpersonal communication, try “We Need to Talk” by Celeste Headlee. Whether you’re struggling to communicate with your kid’s teacher at school, an employee at work or the people you love the most— find strategies that can help you have conversations that matter. You can check out this title as Print Book, as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eBook on OverDrive/Libby, as eAudio on Hoopla or as eBook on Hoopla.
Teen Title with 125 Borrows on OverDrive/Libby: “Life as We Knew It” by Susan Beth Pfeffer — Through diary entries, Miranda tells the story of struggle and survival when a meteor strikes the moon and changes life on Earth forever. You can check out this title as Print Book, as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.
Another survival story to try is “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline. In a world nearly destroyed by global warming, the Indigenous people of North America are hunted for their bone marrow, which carries the cure for the rest of the population’s lost ability to dream. You can check out this title as Print Book, as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
Children’s Title with 125 Borrows on OverDrive/Libby: “The Truth About Stacey” by Raina Telgemeier — Stacey, a member of the Baby-Sitters Club, learns to cope with her diabetes and her overprotective parents. You can check out this title as Print Book or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
For kids who have devoured all the Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, try “Sanity & Tallulah” by Molly Brooks. Sanity and Tallulah live in a space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity’s illegally created three-headed kitten escapes, the girls have to turn their home upside down to find her. You can check out this title as Print Book or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
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