About a month ago, we penned a post that showed how Seattle was slipping in the annual “most literate” cities list.
Well, here’s proof that we’re not: Two Seattle-based libraries just finished in the top-five for the nation’s libraries that lend the most e-books. That’s according to a survey released by OverDrive, a purveyor of digital books to libraries.
Maybe Seattle is simply reading more, but on e-readers instead. With Amazon and its incredibly-popular Kindle based right here in the Emerald City, it makes sense.
Here’s how the top-five rounded out:
- King County Library System, Wash. (1.3 million checkouts)
- New York Public Library (1.1 million checkouts)
- Toronto Public Library (900,000 checkouts)
- Seattle Public Library (850,000 checkouts)
- Hennepin County Library, Minn. (750,000 checkouts)
Previously on GeekWire: Paper trumps tech at national library conference
Reach staff reporter Taylor Soper at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Taylor_Soper