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 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