19,000 Libraries to Participate in Big Library Read, the World’s Largest Digital Book Club
Readers can borrow Jennifer McGaha’s “Flat Broke with Two Goats” for free with no waitlists
CLEVELAND – APRIL 2, 2018 – No money required, all you need is a library card. From April 2-16, thousands of readers worldwide will have access to borrow, read, and discuss Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir Flat Broke with Two Goats with no waitlists, or holds. During the two-week period, readers can borrow the eBook or audiobook by visiting their library’s digital collection or by downloading the Libby app. More than 19,000 libraries are set to participate in the world’s largest global digital book club.
Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks available in more than 90 percent of public libraries in the U.S and Canada. Readers participating in the two-week program can also enter to win a KOBO aura ONE by joining the online discussion using #BigLibraryRead on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For more information, visit https://biglibraryread.com/.
“I am so thrilled that Flat Broke with Two Goats has been chosen as OverDrive’s Big Library Read! Writing this book helped me get through one of the most trying times of my life,” McGaha recalled. “It also helped me remember not to take myself too seriously, to always remember to laugh. In that spirit, I hope my story amuses you, but I also hope it inspires you to honor the people who came before you, to seek a closer relationship with the natural world, and to hold gently the people you love. ”
Flat Broke with Two Goats is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. It is about home and family and the journeys we take to find our way back to ourselves when we are lost.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook or audiobook through the library. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a library card. Flat Broke with Two Goats can be read and listened to on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.
About Rakuten OverDrive and Libby
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. One of Google Play’s Best Apps of 2017, the award-winning Libby is the “one-tap reading app” for libraries. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com
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