Big Library Read

East Central Regional Library is participating in the Big Library Read and you are invited to join us!
You’ve heard of community wide reading programs.  How about a worldwide reading program?  Join millions of eBook readers around the world participating in the first ever Big Library Read of an eBook.
Big Library Read is a pilot program sponsored by OverDrive (ECRL’s eBook vendor) and Sourcebooks (the leading independent publisher) as an opportunity to unite readers and loyal library supporters all over the world in reading a single eBook at the same time: The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone. 
The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families.  Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves? (Adult Fiction)
The especially unique aspect about the Big Library Read is that, for the duration of the program, May 15-June 1, 2013, the eBook will not follow the traditional one copy/one user model but will simultaneously be available to all ECRL eBook users to borrow via our Digital Library.  The eBook will be available in the following formats: OverDrive Read, Kindle, Adobe EPUB, and Adobe PDF, thus also guaranteeing it will be accessible for every eBook user on all major devices.
In addition to creating a global “library book club,” Big Library Read is designed to demonstrate the positive exposure and sales influence library eBook catalogs provide to authors and publishers.   So join us in reading the eBook The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone via our Digital Library from May 15-June 1, 2013.
Sarah Biro, Branch Librarian, Chisago Lakes Area Library

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