Culpeper County Library to Participate in International Big Library Read Program

Culpeper County Library to Participate in International Big Library Read Program

Program makes popular eBook and audiobook available to all patrons without waitlists or holds

The Culpeper County Library announced today that it will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the mystery eBook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson, starting June 3 and concluding the morning of June 18 by visiting their website,

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons will be able borrow A Pedigree to Die For using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindles® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and Kensington Publishing Corp., publisher of Laurien Berenson’s unusual and fascinating mystery. To borrow the eBook version of A Pedigree to Die For as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit

About the author:

Laurien Berenson is an award-winning author. She’s most noted for her Melanie Travis series of murder mysteries based on school teacher Melanie Travis who owns and shows full-size pedigree Standard Poodles. The series includes: Doggie Day Care Murder, Hounded To Death, Chow Down, and Raining Cats & Dogs. Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and a four-time winner of the Maxwell Award which is presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She lives in Kentucky with her family.

About OverDrive:

OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. They supply a secure lending platform for 28,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Visit their website at

For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691. The Culpeper County Library’s normal hours of operations are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. We also offer a variety of information resources, including other eBooks, research databases and more, on our website at

Dana L. Brumbelow, Assistant Director
Culpeper County Library
271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 825-8691
(540) 825-7486 FAX