The Big Library Read is coming back in October and, due to the overwhelming response to our voting survey, we’ve decided to make this the first ever Big Library Read with two titles. The genre this time around is Young Adult and the winning titles are The Door In the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. This global event will run from October 7th through the 21st, enabling readers from around the world to enjoy the same eBook titles at the same time, creating a worldwide book club.


For those who may be new to the Big Library Read here’s how it works:  OverDrive has partnered with our publishing partners to make two popular eBooks available to public libraries and schools for lending. During the two-week program, the Big Library Read titles are available to borrow 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 get started reading in this international eBook club.


Libraries and schools can download marketing materials on the Partner Portal and we’ll provide other outreach ideas and Big Library Read promotional events closer to the 7th. For now though, join the conversation by using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead, spread the word to your users and share the read alike suggestions at!

Adam Sockel is a Social Media Specialist with OverDrive