World’s Largest Digital Book Club Incorporates Humor to Reduce Stress

East Central Regional Library is helping readers embrace humor to reduce stress together during the current Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy eBook. Borrow the eBook without waiting by visiting […]

Cowboy Pride: join the digital book club!

Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, author Lacy Williams has introduced a new dual love story with a Wild West twist. Voted on by librarians and library readers, Cowboy Pride, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. From July 9-23, East Central Regional Library readers will be able to borrow the eBook with no wait […]

Flat Broke with Two Goats

When life gets your goat, use your library card. Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. From April 2-16, East Central Regional Library users will be able to borrow the eBook or eAudiobook format of the title with no wait lists or holds. Readers can take part in […]

The Other Einstein Discussion Questions

Are you reading The Other Einstein along with us during the Big Library Read? Join us in a conversation below, or use these questions to discuss with your Book Club or those around you! Discuss the various ways that gender affects the characters in this novel. Do you think gender would influence Mileva’s life in […]

Big Library Read: Letter From the Author

Join the Big Library Read! Borrow The Other Einstein eBook from ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library.   Marie Benedict also stopped by the Professional Book Nerds podcast.  Check it out! Listen to her podcast interview. For more information about the Big Library Read, start here.

Big Library Read: The Other Einstein

She’s the woman behind one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. You can learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook library reading club, Big Library Read. Millions of readers around the world will read the eBook The Other Einstein at the […]

More Big Library Read

Marieke Nijkamp is the author of the current Big Library Read.  She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books, DiversifYA, and YA Misfits. She lives in the Netherlands. This Is Where It Ends is her first book; […]

Big Library Read: Author/Editor Q&A

Dig deeper into the Big Library Read with this Q&A below!  Still need to read the eBook?  Borrow it now with no waiting list at ECRL’s Digital Library!

Join the Big Library Read: now through October 27!

It’s back!  Once again, East Central Regional Library is taking part in the Big Library Read, a worldwide digital book club that connects millions of readers in public and school libraries across the globe with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning October 13, East Central Regional Library users will be […]

Dig Deeper into Big Library Read

  Have you finished reading a Murder in Time as part of the Big Library Read?  Here’s the Reading Group Guide. Comment below or join the discussion at We learn early on that Kendra’s relationship with her parents is complicated. How do you think her childhood experiences shaped her worldview, and how does that play into […]