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The New York Public Library Has Calculated Its Most Checked-Out Books Of All Time

"The books on this list have transcended generations and, much like the Library itself, are as relevant today as they were when they first arrived," the library's president said.
Children in the Bronx visit a New York Public Library bookmobile in the 1950s. The institution turns 125 this year. Source: The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library has been loaning books for a long time — the institution turns 125 this year.

To celebrate, the library dug into its records and calculated a list of the 10 books that have been checked out the most in its history.

The most-wanted book? by Ezra Jack Keats.

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