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Contact Details for Irish PLR

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

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Co-operation with Public Lending Right, UK

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

The Irish PLR Office is providing enhanced services in co-operation with Public Lending Right, UK. Since April 1 2012, more streamlined and efficient registration and related PLR services for authors is being provided.

Most Borrowed Books and Authors 2015

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Top 20 Most Borrowed Books in Irish Public Libraries

Title

Contributor

1

Diary of a wimpy kid: The ugly truth

Jeff Kinney

2

Diary of a wimpy kid: Hard luck

Jeff Kinney

3

Danger is still everywhere: A handbook for avoiding danger

David O’Doherty: Illustrated by Chris Judge

4

Diary of a wimpy kid: Dog days

Jeff Kinney

5

Save Pudding Wood

Nick Schon

6

Diary of a wimpy kid

Jeff Kinney

7

Diary of a wimpy kid: Cabin fever

Jeff Kinney

8

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

9

Diary of a wimpy kid: The third wheel

Jeff Kinney

10

Diary of a wimpy kid:The last straw

Jeff Kinney

11

Diary of a wimpy kid:The long haul

Jeff Kinney

12

Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules

Jeff Kinney

13

Demon dentist

David Walliams

14

Under the hawthorn tree

Marita Conlon-McKenna: Illustrated by Donald Teskey

15

It started with Paris

Cathy Kelly

16

Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter

Francesca Simon: Illustrated by Tony Ross

17

The brilliant world of Tom Gates

Liz Pichon

18

The Guns of Easter

Gerard Whelan

19

Academy street

Mary Costello

20

Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb

Francesca Simon: Illustrated by Tony Ross

Top 20 Most Borrowed Authors in Irish Public Libraries

Author Name
1 Daisy Meadows
2 Roderick Hunt
3 Francesca Simon
4 Roger Hargreaves
5 Jacqueline Wilson
6 Adam Blade
7 Enid Blyton
8 Julia Donaldson
9 James Patterson
10 Roald Dahl
11 Michael Morpurgo
12 Jeff Kinney
13 Lee Child
14 Holly Webb
15 Nora Roberts
16 Terry Deary
17 Dav Pilkey
18 J.K. Rowling
19 David Walliams
20 Dr Seuss

The PLR Registrar is satisfied for the information in this release to be made widely accessible,

Most Borrowed Books and Authors 2014

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

  Top 20 Most Borrowed Books in Irish Public Libraries 2014

Title Contributor
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney
3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard luck Jeff Kinney
4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The third wheel Jeff Kinney
5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Jeff Kinney
6 Save Pudding Wood. Nick Schon
7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick rules Jeff Kinney
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney
9 Demon dentist David Walliams
10 Official Driver Theory Test Q&A Book
11 Under the hawthorn tree Marita Conlon-McKenna
12 The powers : the not-so-super superheroes Kevin Stevens
13 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
14 The Sound of Things Falling Juan Gabriel Vasquez
15 Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) Dan Brown
16 Horrid Henry’s stinkbomb Francesca Simon
17 The thing about December Donal Ryan
18 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
19 Dog days Jeff Kinney
20 Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter Francesca Simon

  Top 20 Most Borrowed Authors in Irish Public Libraries in 2014

Author
1 Roderick Hunt
2 Daisy Meadows
3 Francesca Simon
4 Roger Hargreaves
5 Enid Blyton
6 Jacqueline Wilson
7 Adam Blade
8 Julia Donaldson
9 Roald Dahl
10 James Patterson
11 Michael Morpurgo
12 Jeff Kinney
13 Terry Deary
14 Lee Child
15 Nora Roberts
16 J K Rowling
17 Holly Webb
18 Dav Pilkey
19 Megan McDonald
20 Vivian French

    The PLR Registrar is satisfied for the information in this release to be made widely accessible,

Most Borrowed Books and Authors 2013

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The popularity of libraries among children and their families continues to escalate, as highlighted by figures released by Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency.

In the top 100 ‘most borrowed from the library’, children’s authors dominated this list in Ireland’s 336 public libraries in 2013. Nine children’s authors made it into the top ten, with Roderick Hunt, creator of over 400 titles in the Oxford Reading Tree series, the most popular author for the fifth successive year with almost 160,000 library loans.

Classic stories remain among children’s favourites with renowned authors such as Enid Blyton, Roger Hargreaves and Roald Dahl in the top ten list of children’s authors, alongside Daisy Meadows, Francesca Simon, and Jacqueline Wilson.

Another world classic, Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, continues to engage young readers sixty-seven years after the first publication of the diary, through poignant account of life during the Holocaust.

The ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series by American author Jeff Kinney is overwhelmingly popular and takes the top six places on the most borrowed titles list. This series of books which highlights the adventures of school boy Greg Heffley, has become even more popular following the series of films based on the books.

A new entry to the top ten of children’s author’s in 2013 was Michael Morpurgo, a multi-prize winning author and former Children’s Laureate who has published over 100 books.

The figures for adult loans show that crime thrillers remain in high demand among library users. For the fourth successive year, prolific US writer James Patterson is the most popular adult fiction author with over 68,000 library loans. In total, six authors writing in the crime and thriller genres appear in the list of top 10 most borrowed adult fiction authors.

Another American favourite, Nora Roberts, who also writes as J.D. Robb, is the second most-borrowed general fiction author with over 61,000 loans. The much acclaimed Norwegian crime writer, Jo Nesbø, also featured in the top ten. Nesbø’s popularity among Irish readers was also reflected during his visit to the Mountains To Sea Book Festival in Dun Laoghaire last year when many fans turned out to chat with the writer about his main protagonist, Inspector Harry Hole.

Irish writers and illustrators, both children’s and adult, are also attracting a steady following, with 14 featuring in the top 100. Irish children’s author Judi Curtin, creator of the ‘Alice and Megan’ and ‘Eva’ series, was the most borrowed Irish author for the second year running.

Irish fiction remains dominant in the lists for Irish writers; with 22 Irish fiction titles making it into the top 100.

The influence of the Dublin City Library’s initiative, ‘Dublin: One City, One Book’ is reflected in James Plunkett’s Strumpet City making first place as the most borrowed adult fiction title by an Irish author.

The second most borrowed adult fiction title by an Irish writer was A Week in Winter; the last novel written by the much loved author, Maeve Binchy.

The winner of the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2013 also attracted the attention of many readers, with Kevin Barry’s winning debut novel, City of Bohane, the fourth most borrowed adult fiction title last year.

The most borrowed non-fiction book was based on a more pragmatic choice by Irish readers; the Official Driver Theory Test was the most popular in this category.

Position Author Title
1 Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

2 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid
3 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
4 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
5 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
6 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
7 James Plunkett: Introduction by Fintan O’Toole Strumpet City
8 Nick Schon Save Pudding Wood
9 Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
10 Suzanne Collins Catching Fire

2. Most Borrowed Adult Fiction Titles 2013

Position Author Title
1 James Plunkett: Introduction by Fintan O’Toole Strumpet City
2 J.K. Rowling The casual vacancy
3 Maeve Binchy A Week in Winter
4 Kevin Barry City of Bohane
5 EL James Fifty shades of grey
6 John Grisham The racketeer
7 John Grisham The litigators
8 Sinead Moriarty This child of mine
9 Dan Brown Inferno
10 Marian Keyes The mystery of Mercy Close

3. Most Borrowed Children’s Fiction Titles 2013

Position Author Title
1 Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

2 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid
3 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
4 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
5 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
6 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
7 Nick Schon Save Pudding Wood
8 Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
9 Suzanne Collins Catching Fire
10 Jeff Kinney Dog Days

4. Most Borrowed Fiction by Irish Authors 2013 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author Title
1 James Plunkett: Introduction by Fintan O’Toole Strumpet City
2 Maeve Binchy A Week in Winter
3 Marita Conlon-McKenna Under the hawthorn tree
4 Kevin Barry City of Bohane
5 Judi Curtin Eva’s journey
6 Judi Curtin Eva’s holiday
7 Marita Conlon-McKenna Wildflower Girl
8 Judi Curtin Leave it to Eva
9 Judi Curtin Alice in the Middle
10 Sinead Moriarty This child of mine

5. Most Borrowed Non-Fiction Titles 2013

Position Author/Contributor Title
1 Road Safety Authority The official driver theory test : questions and answers
2 Mary O’Rourke

Just Mary: My Memoir

3 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2012
4 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2013
5 Michael Harding Staring at lakes: A memoir of love, melancholy and magical thinking

6. Most Borrowed Authors 2013 (Adult and Children Combined)

Position Author Adult/Children
1 Roderick Hunt C
2 Daisy Meadows C
3 Francesca Simon C
4 Roder Hargreaves C
5 Jacqueline Wilson C
6 Enid Blyton C
7 Adam Blade C
8 Julia Donaldson C
9 Roald Dahl C
10 James Patterson A

7. Most Borrowed Authors 2013 (Adult Fiction)

Position Author
1 James Patterson
2 Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
3 Lee Child
4 Michael Connelly
5 Maeve Binchy
6 Harlan Coben
7 Danielle Steele
8 Jodi Picoult
9 Tess Gerritsen
10 Jo Nesbo

8. Most Borrowed Children’s Authors 2013

Position Author
1 Roderick Hunt
2 Daisy Meadows
3 Francesca Simon
4 Roger Hargreaves
5 Jacqueline Wilson
6 Enid Blyton
7 Adam Blade
8 Julia Donaldson
9 Roald Dahl
10 Michael Morpurgo