Brooklyn Public Library lists most borrowed book in its 125-year history


Brooklyn Public Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and it has released a list of the top 125 books ever borrowed from the iconic New York City institution.

Maurice Sendak’s was the top-ranked item on this list. “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Other books included on the list were “The Cat in the Hat” “Naruto: Volume 1,” “Wuthering Heights” “The Old Man and the Sea” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”

However, it was Sendak’s book about a boy named Max who dresses in a wolf suit and enters the world of the Wild Things that was the most popular title borrowed, the library said.  

The Brooklyn Public Library has more than 2.86 million physical items and 250,000 digital materials, and has 145 physical copies of the beloved illustrated book, as well as five audio versions, according to CBS News.

CBS News reported that the Brooklyn Public Library was established on November 30, 1896. It began in a former school building, but has since grown to 61 branches throughout the New York City borough.

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