Citywide Read

The Powers tops the records as most borrowed children’s book!

Last month Dublin City Public Libraries released figures around the most borrowed books from libraries across the city, and we are delighted to say that our very own The Powers by Kevin Stevens was number one in the list! That’s right – out of all the children’s books in the city, the kids chose The Powers time and again while visiting the library.

Dublin City Libraries comments that ‘The top children’s title, The Powers: the Not-So-Super Superheroes by Kevin Stevens, in fact topped the overall list here in Dublin City, while the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series has proven to be the best read series by some distance. As if to demonstrate the ‘power’ of library reading initiatives, The Powers was the 2014 Citywide Read for Children choice.’ We especially enjoyed their powerful pun!

The UNESCO Citywide Read took place for one month back in March 2014, where children all across the city were encouraged to read the same book at the same time, facilitating conversation and discussion about books and allowing children all over the city to bond over the written word. Dozens of library and school events with the author, illustrator and storyteller proved hugely popular and successful and encouraged reading and library visits all across the city. We’d like to say a huge thank you to UNESCO for their support and for choosing us in 2014!

For more info and insight into the top books of this year, check out the Dublin City Libraries list and the Irish Times article on the most borrowed library books throughout Ireland.

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