10. The most borrowed book is Where the Wild Things Are”

A woman reads a book at Brooklyn Public Library
Photo by Gregg Richards, Courtesy of Brooklyn Library

To celebrate it’s 125th anniversary, Brooklyn Public Library released a countdown of the 125 most borrowed books. Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume sits at spot 125, while the most borrowed book in the library’s history is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Rounding out the top three are two other children’s books: The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats, and The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.

2022 was notable year for the library not just because of the 125th anniversary, but also because the library reached the milestone of one billion loans. A stack of one billion books would cross the Brooklyn Bridge over 129,000 times! The Time of Green Magic by HIlary McKay holds the honor of being the billionth book borrowed.