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.
LVCCLD has been selected to participate in the March Circulation Record contest that our eBook vendor OverDrive is holding starting today through March 31st. This is an exclusive test promotion for a small group of OverDrive VIP partners.
If LVCCLD sets a daily circulation record on any day between March 26th and March 31st, we will be entered into an drawing with a chance to win one of two fantastic prizes. In order to participate in the raffle, we are competing to beat our own library’s daily circulation!
What we need for you to do is checkout eBooks, eAudios, eMusic or eVideos starting today through March 31 from our eMedia Catalog. So get your Library card out and find something good to read!
In just a few days, your students will take a behind the scenes tour of The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History with bestselling The 39 Clues author David Baldacci.
Prepare students with the Building Background pre-virtual field trip handout
With our new eMedia Catalog, the procedure for checking eBooks and eAudio Books out has changed along with adding new features, so we have updated our eBook Downloading 101 – 2013 workbook. These directions are for all devices with the exception of iOS devices. iPad, iPhone, iPod users need to continue to use the eBook Downloading for iOS Devices.
In addition, this week we will have a new log in method. You will no longer need to select the Library District. You will just enter your Library Card number and zip code. We hope this makes it easier to access your eMedia Account especially on mobile devices.