The food enthusiasts of Mullingar and beyond were frequent visitors to the town’s library in 2022, according to book borrowing data for the year released to Westmeath Topic.
Of the ten adult non-fiction books borrowed at the library in 2022, seven were food-related.
In the Adult Fiction category, Graham Norton’s Home Stretch was the most popular book in 2022, while the young sports enthusiasts could not get enough of The Story of Croke Park by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, which was the most popular Juvenile Non-Fiction book.
“It took us a few months into 2022 to get back into the swing of things, but definitely by the second half of 2022, it was back to almost full numbers,” said Executive Librarian Dearbhla Sheridan. “We’re definitely starting to see our visitor numbers coming back up again.”