Most Circulated Media of 2023

Celebrate our most circulated Media of 2023! We promised to add many new items to our catalog this past year. Our media and special collections encompass DVDs, magazines, Launchpads, museum passes, and Library of Things items.

Let’s see what patrons discovered and enjoyed the most in 2023.

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Most Circulated of our Special Collections

Most Circed Playaway
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The Return

Sparks, Nicolas

An injured Navy doctor — and two women whose secrets will change his life. Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. Tending to his grandfather’s beloved beehives, Trevor isn’t prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with Deputy Sheriff Natalie Masterson. Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, a neighbor. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather’s death. In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie’s secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.

Build it. Fix it. Fun!

Launchpad

Vehicles, cityscapes, robots, and more come to life as children develop their curiosity in building and engineering. Gain a basic understanding of engineering; develop creativity and visualization skills; explore cause and effect; strengthen hand-eye coordination and memory skills.

Place a hold.

People

Magazine

Top of your list is People for your celebrity gossip, fashion articles, and more.

Stop by the library to read the latest issue!

Da Vinci Science Center

Museum Pass

Families most enjoyed the Da Vinci Science Center this past year. The location of Da Vinci Science Center is 3145 Hamilton Blvd Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103. 

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Most Circed Library of Things Item

T10 Franklin Mobile Hotspot

Cellular connectivity means no-hassle Wi-Fi wherever there’s coverage and allows “on-the-go” convenience wherever customers live, work, or travel—a great solution for portable, broadband internet service.

DVD Adult Fiction

The Fabelmans

Spielberg, Steven

 Inspired by Steven Spielberg’s own childhood, a coming-of-age story about a young man uncovering a shattering family secret and the power of film and imagination to help us see the truth about ourselves and each other.

DVD Adult Non-Fiction

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act

Rogan, James

It tells the story of the final years of Freddie Mercury when he was suffering from AIDS and the posthumous concert staged by Queen to celebrate his life, raise awareness, and challenge the prejudices around HIV/AIDS.

Moonage Daydream

Morgen, Brett

The first and only documentary about David Bowie authorized by the Bowie Estate, narrated by Bowie himself, explores Bowie’s artistic journey over the years and illuminates many of his intellectual and artistic philosophies.

Most Circulated DVD Series

Midsomer Murders

TV Series (DVD Format)

Television program based on Caroline Graham’s Inspector Barnaby mystery series. Start your binge at your library!

DVD Series (Individual)

Yellowstone: Season 1

TV Series (DVD Format)

It follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders: land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny–where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water is poisoned by fracking wells, and unsolved murders are not news; they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.

Doc Martin: Series 10

TV Series (DVD Format)

This final series sees the Doc trying to overcome his phobia and questioning whether he made the right decision about resigning. He and Louisa have also welcomed a baby daughter, Mary Elizabeth, a sister to four-year-old James Henry; the feature-length finale special includes.

Families enjoyed these DVDs the most.

Here is what kids loved this year…

Wild Kratts: Creature Adventures

TV Series (DVD Format)

Join Martin and Chris’ adventures as they meet up with cool creatures worldwide and witness many never-before-seen wildlife moments. With their creature smarts and newly invented Creature Power Suits, the brothers Kratt use amazing animal abilities to rescue their friends when they get into trouble.

Dinosaurs

Juvenile Non-fiction (DVD Format)

Robin Leach and John Ratzenberger help Bill Nye explore the history of dinosaurs. The science guy defines what fossils are, illustrates how fossils are formed, and visits Dinosaur National Monument. Explains how paleontologists study fossils to uncover facts about the physical features and behavior of these prehistoric animals. Describes how dinosaur bones are dated using radioactive dating and explores the scientific theories behind the extinction of the dinosaurs.

King Henry VIII: Six Marriages, Two Beheadings, and the Curse of His Brother’s Widow

Juvenile Non-fiction (DVD Format)

In this new 2022 high-definition program, learn all about King Henry VIII. What was he known for during his reign as the King of England? Who were his six wives, and why were two beheaded? What was the curse of King Henry VIII’s brother’s widow? The answers to these questions and more are covered in depth with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting videos reinforcing important concepts.

Scooby-Doo in Where’s my Mummy?

Juvenile (DVD Format)

While in Egypt to support Velma’s work on a newly restored Sphinx, the Mystery Inc. team comes across an army of mummies.


The Most Circulated Adult Fiction of 2023

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