The Most Popular Materials of 2016!

In 2016,  we checked out a total of 243,883 adult books, 225,317 child books, and 203,190 DVDs across our three La Crosse Public Library locations. View the complete list of our most popular titles of 2016 here.

For adults, our most popular checkouts included best-selling authors like James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham and Nicholas Sparks, as well as up-and-coming authors like Paula Hawkins and Antony Doerr. It's no mystery that the Mystery/Suspense genre once again dominates the list of most checked-out fiction titles for adults.  For children, our list of most popular youth checkouts is completely filled by two series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney & the Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems. Our list of the most popular DVD checkouts includes a mix of blockbusters and Oscar-nominated films from the past two-years. 


The Most Checked Out Adult Books of 2016

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  3. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  4. Cross Justice by James Patterson
  5. See Me by Nicholas Sparks
  6. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  7. Private Paris by James Patterson
  8. 15th Affair by James Patterson
  9. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
  10. Extreme Prey by John Sanford


The Most Checked Out Youth Books of 2016

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  2. I'm a Frog: An Elephant and Piggie Book by Mo Willems
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  4. We are in a Book: An Elephant and Piggie Book by Mo Willems
  5. Happy Pig Day: An Elephant and Piggie Book by Mo Willems
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  7. Waiting is Not Easy: An Elephant and Piggie Book by Mo Willems
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney
  10. My New Friend is so Fun: An Elephant and Piggie Book by Mo Willems


The Most Checked Out DVDs of 2016

  1. Jurassic World
  2. The Martian
  3. Ant-Man
  4. The Revenant
  5. Bridge of Spies
  6. The Big Short
  7. The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  8. Joy
  9. Spy
  10. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation


Top Streams on Hoopla Digital for 2016

  1. Hamilton: The Original Broadway Cast Recording- music
  2. The Girl on the Train (2013)- movie
  3. A Walk in the Woods- movie
  4. Yes Please by Amy Poehler- audiobook
  5. 2016 Grammy Nominees Compilation- music
  6. The Girl on a Train (2015) by Paula Hawkins- audiobook
  7. A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman- audiobook
  8. The Revenant by Michael Punke- audiobook
  9. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo- audiobook
  10. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World- movie