Library readers hunger for hit book

Readers might have to shelve plans to borrow a copy of post-apocalyptic teen novel The Hunger Games from Auckland libraries – there are 2610 people in the queue to borrow it.

The book, by American Suzanne Collins, heads a list of the most requested titles. Even with 229 copies available and four more on order, readers are waiting up to three months for a copy, Auckland Libraries regional resources manager Louise LaHatte said.

In the capital 226 people are queuing for city libraries’ 51 copies and in Christchurch 365 people are waiting for 75 books.

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