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The most popular library books of 2014

Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library is out with its list of most popular borrowed books for 2014

"The Invention of Wings" was the most requested book of 2014 followed by "The Fault in Our Stars."

Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski notes "The Fault in Our Stars" presence on the big screen helped it gain popularity a second time around.

"When books become movies, whether they be TV movies or large theater movies... we find that people become very interested in those books again," states Jakubowski.

"Unbroken" is another book turned movie, this one tops the Adult non-fiction list.

The number one Adult Fiction Title was John Grisham's "Sycamore Row." Jakubowski notes people often request books simply because they like the author and Grisham is one of those authors.

Mockingjay was number one on the list of reading for young adults and teens this year. Jakubowski notes books in a series, like Hunger Games, are also usually popular.  

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series took all three spots on the Children's fiction list and Lego books filled all three positions on the Children's non-fiction list.

Click herefor the complete list of the most popular books at the Buffalo and Erie County Library this year.