Books Checked Out the Most Online in 2021

Did you know that Andover patrons checked out a total of 30,401 books on Libby/Overdrive?

And today we have a list of the most checked-out books online.
(click on the covers to check out the book or put it on hold!)




What genres were the most popular?
2021 review

2021 review (1)
More patrons read Fiction than Nonfiction. When it comes to Audio vs eBook, eBooks won, but Audio is not too far behind.

Over 5,000 books were checked out between 8 and 9 PM for some late-night reading. The largest amount of books checked out by the hour. Just around 1,000 books were checked out between 12 and 5 AM. Unsurprisingly, the least popular time to read books. And Tuesday was the most popular day to check out books.

Hope everyone had a great reading year and let’s look forward to another great year of reading!

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2022 Reading Challenge: Books With Food on the Cover

Have you started any of our three reading challenges for 2022?
If you’re participating in the category-based reading challenge, either by using the tracking sheet or on Beanstack, we can help you find books in each of the categories.

Today we’re featuring books with food on the cover! Now, feel free to read books in any genre (be it fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, children’s, etc), but here are just a few fiction books available to check out. These aren’t the only books we have available in this category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.

(Click on the covers to see the book on KanShare!)

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2022 Reading Challenges

It’s the start of a new year and we’re saying hello to three new reading challenges.
Each challenge asks that you read 12 books over the course of the year (36 books if you choose to complete all three challenges). We have paper challenge slips in the library’s lobby and the adult category-based reading challenge is also available for participation on Beanstack.

Click on the reading challenge to open a printable version.

1. 2022 12 Category Reading Challenge
2022 12 book reading challenge
Participants who join this category-based reading challenge can log their reading on Beanstack.

2. 2022 Everyone Has Read It Except Me!
Everyone Has Read It Except Me 2022 (1)
In the Everyone Has Read it Except Me! challenge, choose one book each month, choosing from the five choices, to make your own reading challenge.

3. 2022 YA Reading Challenge

2022 YA Reading Challenge
Our new Young Adult challenge asks you to choose one book each month from the choices given.

Happy reading!

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