SDCL Wrapped: The Top Checkouts of 2023

Which books and movies were the most popular with San Diego County Library customers in 2023? 

Read below to see which titles flew off the shelves — in library branches and in our digital eLibrary — and maybe add a few to your reading list for 2024!

Top 10 Adult Titles

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Top 10 Movies

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Top 10 Picture Books

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Beginning Readers

Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books came out on top, making up 24 of the top 25 checkouts for our beginning readers.

Chapter Books

When it comes to children's chapter books, it’s all about series!

Our top 21 includes titles from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man and Cat Kid Comic Club. Big Nate, The Baby-Sitter’s Club graphic novels, and The Bad Guys.

Thank you to our customers of all ages for making it a great year! What will you be reading and watching in 2024?