Big Library Read returns June 9th

with another global eBook club event! 

Check back on May 4th to vote on what title the whole world will be reading!  While you wait you can sample past Big Library Read titles and find them in a library near you! If you joined us for the last Big Library Read, Shakespeare Saved my Life, and enjoyed the title you can also check out one of the read alikes from Sourcebooks below.


Librarians: Now is the perfect time to start planning your Big Library Read events for June! Here are some of our best practices to help your community get the most out of Big Library Read!


Finished with the Big Library Read selection? Check out these “what to read next” selections from Sourcebooks!

What is Big Library Read?

Join the fun!  Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. Over the past year, thousands of libraries and schools and millions of patrons have embraced the program. Here’s how it works:  Program sponsor OverDrive teams with a noted eBook publisher to make a popular eBook available to public libraries and schools for lending.

During the two-week program, the Big Library Read title is available for checkout through participating libraries and schools.  It’s free, and there’s never a waiting list during the program. All you need is a library card (or student ID) to join the global eBook club.