Local library joins worldwide Big Library Read eBook event

PROSPER — Patrons of the Prosper Community Library can join a worldwide discussion of a literary work by participating in a first-ever Big Library Read in which libraries around the world offer the same e-book to cardholders, according to Librarian Linda Shaw.

“We’re now part of the Northeast Texas Libraries Digital Consortium’s Overdrive program, and through them we’re excited about opening the world to our patrons in Prosper,” she said.

the bigThe Big Library Read is a pilot program in which over 7,500 libraries in ten countries on five continents are offering the e-book “The Four Corners of the Sky” by New York Times bestselling author Michael Malone to their patrons between now and June 1.

“The program is designed to unite library patrons from all around the world. Anyone with a valid Prosper Community Library card can borrow the book from the Overdrive website and read it. Then, a book discussion will be held on Twitter. It’s an incredible opportunity,” added Shaw.

Patrons should go to http://netldc.lib.overdrive.com and download the book. It can be read on all major devices, including Kindle and iPad. Multiple user access is allowed during this event, so no one has to wait to get access and start reading.

Instructions on the group Twitter discussion will be shared with readers at the hashtag #BigLibraryRead.

More information on the Big Library Read is available at http://www.overdrive.com/big-library-read/. Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are available at http://netldc.lib.overdrive.com.

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