Big Library Read: October 7 – 21, 2015

Offered several times throughout the year, Big Library Read provides participating OverDrive libraries such as East Central Regional Library free simultaneous access to a selected title that any reader with a library card can instantly start reading without holds or waitlists.
For the first time ever, Big Library Read is offering two titles! Read a sample of the tween and teen novels below, and check them out via ECRL’s Digital Library.

The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Ensorcelled princesses . . . a frog that speaks . . .a magical hind—Newbery Medal winner Robin McKinley opens a door into an enchanted world in this collection of original and retold fairy tales.

Suitable for ages 10 and up.  Click here for discussion questions for The Door in the Hedge.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.
Suitable for ages 14 and up. Note: Contains mature themes/language. Click here for discussion questions for In the Shadow of Blackbirds.


Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. Since the first Big Library Read in 2013, thousands of libraries and millions of people around the world have joined the fun.  You should too!

To learn more about the authors, join the discussion, or find read-alike books, go to  Happy eReading!

Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian

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