Libraries Worldwide Enlist in the Largest Global Digital Book Club

Jun 18, 2019


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Library patrons can travel through history along with millions of readers during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From June 17–July 1, booklovers can borrow LP Fergusson’s harrowing wartime love story, A Dangerous Act of Kindness, from their public library as an ebook with no waitlists or holds. Readers may join by visiting their local library’s website or downloading the Libby app, borrow the title with a valid library card then discuss online at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/. More than 19,000 libraries around the world are participating.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook. The program is facilitated by Rakuten OverDrive, a digital reading platform for ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines available in more than 90% of North American public libraries. A Dangerous Act of Kindness from Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd. was named Highly Commended in the Caledonia Novel Award 2018 and chosen by a popular vote of readers and librarians worldwide as the next Big Library Read. The title i


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