Jerusalem residents borrowed over 1.3 million books from the city’s municipal library in 2013, representing a 30 percent increase in the number of books borrowed during the previous year, the Jerusalem Municipality said Tuesday.
According to data collected by the municipality, in 2013 there were 48,054 subscribers to the library, 24,000 of which were comprised of children and teenagers. In 2012 there were 46,500 total subscribers. The most popular books among children were Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underwear, and the Harry Potter series.
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