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Worcestershire's most borrowed books of 2017 revealed

Redditch Editorial 10th Jan, 2018 Updated: 10th Jan, 2018

READERS in Worcestershire visited more libraries in 2017 than 2016 – and the most popular books have now been revealed.

David Walliams’ Ratburger topped the most borrowed Junior titles list in Worcestershire for 2017, with 547 loans, while Paula Hawkins’ Girl on The Train came first in the Adult Fiction list after being borrowed 1,317 times.

Lee Child found himself in the Adult Fiction top five twice, with Make Me coming in second and Night School finishing third.

Walliams found himself in the Junior top five again with Billionaire Boy coming in third with 481 loans, just pipped to second place by Jeff Kinney’s Hard Luck, which was borrowed 491 times.

In the Adult Non Fiction list, Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway topped the pile with 279 loans.

The figures relate to all 21 public libraries, the Mobile Library Service and two volunteer run library links at Welland and Martley

It was revealed last month that more people are visiting Worcestershire’s libraries, with numbers for 2016/17 up by almost 60,000 – meaning the county is bucking the national trend of declining visitor numbers to libraries.

The annual figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) showed visits increased from 2,770,023 in 2015/16 up to 2,827,561 in 2016/17, a rise of 57,538.

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