Horrid Henry and David Walliams among Coalisland Library’s most borrowed books

  • Most borrowed books, DVDs and CDs revealed

Horrid Henry and a children’s book by comedian David Walliams are among the most borrowed books at Coalisland Library, new figures reveal.

Horrid Henry topped the list of the most borrowed books from Coalisland Library during 2011.

Books featuring the mischievous character, created by author Francesca Simon, also claimed fourth and seventh places in the top 10 most borrowed list.

The top 10 is made up entirely of children’s literature, including Billionaire Boy at number nine – a book by Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams.

The borrowing figures, which also show the most borrowed DVDs, CDs and audio books, were revealed to Coalisland Post through a Freedom of Information request to Libraries NI.

Superhero Spider-man proved most popular in the library’s DVD section, with the web-slinger’s animated series being issued 12 times over the course of last year.

Films and TV shows aimed at families and children dominated the DVD rankings, with Mr Bean, Hannah Montana, SpongeBob Squarepants and Scooby Doo all favourites among Coalisland’s library users.

But the town showed an eclectic mix of tastes in the CD stakes.

Popstar Miley Cyrus, rock legends the Rolling Stones, and Donegal crooner Daniel O’Donnell all feature in the town’s most borrowed CD list.


 Top 10 most borrowed books of 2011:

TitleAuthorCategoryTotal Issues
1Horrid Henry’s hilariously horrid joke bookFrancesca SimonJunior non-fiction15
2Albie and the (super-duper, intergalactic) spaceAndy CutbillJunior fiction14
3New puppyCatherine AnholtJunior fiction14
4Horrid Henry’s wicked waysFrancesca SimonJunior fiction14
5But where completely are we?Lauren ChildJunior fiction14
6Big bad bunJeanne WillisJunior fiction14
7Horrid Henry rocksFrancesca SimonJunior fiction14
8Little white owlTracey CorderoyJunior fiction14
9Billionaire boyDavid WalliamsJunior fiction14
10Alien tea on the planet Zum-ZeeTony MittonJunior fiction14


Most borrowed DVDs of 2011:

TitleCategoryTotal Issues
1Spectacular Spider-Man: Volume 3DVD Parental Guidance (PG)12
2-Mr Bean – the animated adventures: Number 2Junior DVD (U)10
2-Hannah Montana: Season 3 – Volume 1Junior DVD (U)10
2-Toy story 3Junior DVD (U)10
5-Star wars: The clone warsDVD Parental Guidance (PG)9
5-Scooby-Doo – What’s New Scooby Doo: The Movies –Junior DVD (U)9
5-SpongeBob Squarepants: The complete season 1Junior DVD (U)9
8-Bratz: Fashion pixiezJunior DVD (U)8
8-Dora the Explorer: Dora’s ChristmasJunior DVD (U)8
8-Bratz Rock AngelzJunior DVD (U)8
8-Angelina Ballerina – it’s ShowtimeJunior DVD (U)8
8-Nanny McPhee and the big bangJunior DVD (U)8
8-Casper Scare School – Vote for CasperJunior DVD (U)8
8-Wiggles: Christmas collectionJunior DVD (U)8


Most borrowed CDs of 2011:

TitleAuthorTotal Issues
TravellerChristy Moore2
Forty LicksRolling Stones2
Love MotownVarious Artists2
AmoreAndrea Bocelli2
Lost highwayBon Jovi2
Greatest HitsDavid Gray2
And winter cameEnya2
Can’t be tamedMiley Cyrus2
Big top 40Various Artists2
Highlights from Songs of Faith Concert – LiveDaniel O’Donnell2
Best of friendsMichael English2
Very best of John HoganJohn Hogan2
Very best of ClannadClannad2
101 punk and new wave anthemsVarious2
100 chillout classicsVarious2


Most borrowed audio books of 2011:


TitleAuthorCategoryTotal Issues
1Fairy dreams, a magical journey to fairylandGwyneth ReesSpoken word junior fiction6
2-Irish legends for childrenYvonne CarrollJunior fiction5
2-Robin Hood all at seaJan MarkSpoken word junior fiction5
4-Snail boy and the toilet botsSusan GatesSpoken word junior fiction4
4-Over the moonJean UreSpoken word junior fiction4
4-Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, in which WinnieDavid BenedictusSpoken word junior fiction4
4-Meet the WeirdsKaye UmanskySpoken word junior fiction4
4-Game boyAlan DurantSpoken word junior fiction4
4-Cosmo and the great witch escapeGwyneth ReesSpoken word junior fiction4
4-Fairy secretsGwyneth ReesSpoken word junior fiction4
4-Best man to dieRuth RendellSpoken word adult fiction4


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