The Castlegar and District Public Library. File photo

What Castlegar read in 2019

It was a busy year at the Castlegar Library as 84,792 patrons came through the doors.

It was a busy year at the Castlegar and District Public Library as 84,792 patrons came through the doors in 2019.

Those visitors checked out 117,594 items and used the computers 17,299 times.

The library gained 614 new members and 5,402 people participated in special programs or activities the library put on.

The non-fiction books that were checked out the most covered a wide range of topics:

• Traditional Wicca: a Seekers Guide by Thorn Mooney

• This is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes are Converging on America by Jeffrey Asher Nesbit

• The Equation of Life; How Physics Shapes Evolution by Charles S. Cockell

• Build a Bowl: Whole Grain + Vegetable + Protein + Sauce = Meal by Nicki Sizemore

Top DVDs:

Boy Erased

Blood Work


Green Book

Top adult fiction:

Redemption by David Baldacci

Killing Floor by Lee Child

Persuader by Lee Child

Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen

Top children’s picture books:

Help Find Frank by Anne Bollman

There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by James Herriot

Big Nate goes Bananas by Lincoln Peirce

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