Tell us what you think!
During The Big Library Read, we will post discussion questions on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow us and Michael Malone and be a part of the dialogue. In addition, there will be a worldwide conversation using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead, so tweet your thoughts often on Twitter.
The book’s publisher, Sourcebooks and OverDrive, will be hosting a live Facebook chat with author Michael Malone, on Thursday, May 23 at 8pm ET enabling readers to have their questions answered in real time.
If you would like to participate in this chat, please send questions during the week to us on Twitter (@OverDriveLibs) and stay tuned for more information. This program is the first of its kind, so head to our eMedia Catalog to check out the title and join the #BigLibraryRead conversation!
The new Big Library Read initiative is a joint effort between Sourcebooks,
OverDrive and public libraries worldwide. It’s a unique program (May
15-June 1) designed to unite the world in reading the same eBook title
at the same time and to demonstrate the influence library
patrons (you) can have. We already know the power of libraries – this is a
unique way to let the rest of the world know!
Excitement is building….since last week, over 2,000 libraries have
opted-in to participate in this event from 8 different countries – on 4
continents! Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, North Las Vegas
Library and Boulder City Library are three of those libraries!
The eBook for this pilot is Four Corners of the Sky (click to get your copy of the eBook) by Michael Malone. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Malone, every member of the community (with a valid library card) can read the eBook at the same time at no cost to the library!
If you don’t want to read the eBook version you can still participate with the print version! There are limited copies of The Four Corners of the Sky (click to reserve the print copy) available which you are welcome to begin reading now.
Find out in this World Book Explains video presented by Dr. Marc Garnick, Physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Faculty Member at Harvard Medical School, explains why people have allergies. World Book Discover has hundreds of World Book Explains videos.
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