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THE TOP 10 CHECKOUTS AT THE RAPIDES PARISH LIBRARY IN 2020

by Jennifer Hughes

Now that the year is almost over (whew), let’s take a look back at the most popular checkouts at Rapides Parish Library. This list may come with a few surprises but it speaks volumes about how the Library has evolved to meet the needs of the community. RPL feels like a bookstore, music store, movie rental store, study space and internet café all rolled into one. Except if you ask any patron or staff member, they will tell you the Library is so much more than that!

Now, back to the most popular Library items this year:

#1 – Wireless Hotspots
#2 – Laptops
#3 – Jack Frost: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2, Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure. DVD. 2012. A Christmas comedy double feature!
#4 – Ready or Not. DVD. 2019. A young bride joins her new husband’s rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
#5 – Trick. DVD. 2019. On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick ‘Trick’ Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver. Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after that, they realize the nightmare is not over.
#6 – Acceleration. DVD. 2019. When a crime lord is double-crossed by a trusted operative, he kidnaps her son to force her to eliminate his enemies, but soon begins to lose control of his plan.
#7 – Zombieland: Double Tap. DVD. 2020. Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved.
#8 – I See You. DVD. 2020. When a twelve-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie.
#9 – Already Gone. DVD. 2019. Robinson is a fifteen-year-old kid who lives with Martin, his abusive drug dealer foster father. Martin has a twenty-year-old stripper girlfriend, Keesha, who gets upset when he tries to pimp her out, so she and the kid escape.
#10 – The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr. Adult Fiction. 2020. #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers an emotional and triumphant novel about the fierce power of a mother’s love.

No matter whether you find the most popular check-out list exciting or you rather try something a little more bookish, RPL has a large variety of books, movies, music and more available for every interest and age group. Be sure to check out our online catalog at http://encore.rpl.org/. Visit our Website: https://www.rpl.org/

 

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