What was the Estes Valley reading and watching in 2019? Every item you check-out is a vote for the types of materials you enjoy. See the complete results.

The Library is building collections to reflect your needs and interests. Here are the top check-outs in major categories for the year 2019. Click the titles below to link to the Library Catalog.

Top New Nonfiction check-outs

  1. The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west by David G. McCullough
  2. Einstein’s war : how relativity triumphed amid the vicious nationalism of World War I by Matthew Stanley
  3. Genuine pizza : better pizza at home by Michael Schwartz
  4. Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis by Jared M. Diamond
  5. Ten Caesars : Roman emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry S. Strauss

Top New Fiction check-outs

  1. Redemption by David Baldacci
  2. If she wakes by Michael Koryta
  3. The big kahuna by Janet Evanovich
  4. The oracle by Clive Cussler
  5. Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

Top New Movies check-outs

  1. Downsizing
  2. Ocean’s 8
  3. Bohemian rhapsody
  4. The front runner
  5. The bookshop

Digital Collections: Top Cloud Library check-outs

  1. Flight behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The silent patient by Alex Michaelides
  3. Overstory by Richard Powers
  4. Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens

Top check-outs in the Library of Things

  1. Ukuleles
  2. Critter Cam
  3. Watts up? watt meter, power analyzer, electricity meter

Top Audiobook check-outs

  1. Past tense by Lee Child
  2. The reckoning by John Grisham
  3. Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover
  4. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  5. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Top Digital Audiobook dheck-outs (OverDrive / Libby)

  1. The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  2. The 18th abduction by James Patterson
  3. 96 words for love by Rachel Roy
  4. The A list by J.A. Jance
  5. The ABC murders by Agatha Christie

Top Music check-outs in hoopla

  1. Coco (original motion picture soundtrack)
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (soundtrack)
  3. Moana (original motion picture soundtrack)
  4. The greatest showman (original motion picture soundtrack)
  5. Road trip sing-along songs

Top Storybook check-outs for kids

  1. Fire engine No. 9 by Mike Austin
  2. I’m a dirty dinosaur by Janeen Brian
  3. Knock knock by Tammi Sauer
  4. A dog named Doug by Karma Wilson
  5. Hiking day by Anne F. Rockwell

Top Digital Magazine check-outs in Overdrive / Libby

  1. HGTV Magazine
  2. Reader’s Digest
  3. Food Network Magazine
  4. US Weekly
  5. Country Living 

Top Book Club Kit check-outs

A three-way tie:

A tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Lab girl by Hope Jahren

Where’d you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Keep giving us your suggestions for items you’d like to see in the collections. You can request in person or through this convenient “We’ll Get It For You” link. Hundreds of acquisitions in 2019 were the direct result of suggestions from you!