Libraries Get into the Spirit with Worldwide Digital Book Club
Heartfelt, supernatural family drama “Artie and the Wolf Moon” available for free as an ebook, audiobook or ebook with audio along with online discussion with readers around the world
CLEVELAND – November 2, 2023 – The nights are growing longer during this magical time of year. To get into the spirit of the season, readers around the globe are enjoying a “coming-of-age story of family and the supernatural” for free during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 2-16, booklovers with a valid public library card join thousands of others around the globe in borrowing Olivia Stephens’s Artie and the Wolf Moon from their public library. Library card holders may read the ebook, audiobook or ebook with audio for free without waitlists or holds on the Libby app, then discuss online.
This Big Library Read novel is available from more than 22,000 libraries around the world, including approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America, and hundreds of thousands of readers are expected to participate. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines and creator of the Libby app.
“As a longtime library patron and frequent Libby user, I’m over the moon that OverDrive has selected my werewolf graphic novel Artie and the Wolf Moon for this fall’s Big Library Read,” said author Olivia Stephens. “At its heart, Artie and the Wolf Moon is a supernatural story about embracing your family legacy, healing old wounds and coming into your own power with the help of your community. I hope readers leave Artie’s world feeling empowered and ready to stand tall with their pack.”
In the award-winning Artie and the Wolf Moon, Artie Irvin sneaks out against her mother’s wishes and spots a massive wolf—then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything—including the story of Artie’s late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees and recruits some old family friends to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities. Artie thrives in her new community and even develops a crush on her new friend Maya. But as she learns the history of werewolves and her own parents’ past, she’ll find that wolves aren’t the scariest thing in the woods—vampires are.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects readers around the world with an ebook and audiobook through public libraries. Artie and the Wolf Moon is the 32nd selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year.
Artie and the Wolf Moon was published as an ebook, audiobook and ebook with audio by Lerner Publishing Group. The title can be read without waitlists or holds on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, including iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ phones and tablets. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [U.S. libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
Download Libby, use Libby in the browser (libbyapp.com) or stop by a local library branch to get started.
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OverDrive is a mission-based company that stands with libraries. Named a Certified B Corp in 2017, OverDrive serves more than 91,000 libraries and schools in 113 countries with the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, video and other content. OverDrive empowers libraries and schools by expanding access for all through tireless industry advocacy and consistent innovation. Award-winning apps and services include the Libby library reading app, the Sora student reading app, Kanopy, the leading video streaming app for libraries and colleges, and TeachingBooks.net, which offers one of the largest catalogs of supplemental materials that enhance literacy outcomes. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com
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