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 young adult fiction eBook or audiobook format of Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes, starting midday Monday, October 13 and concluding at midday Tuesday, October 28 (U.S. EST) by visiting www.cclva.org. This title was just released in September 2014, so participants will be among the first to read it. Patrons will be able to select a lending period of one or two weeks, which begins at the date of checkout.
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 eBook club. Interested patrons will be able borrow Anatomy of a Misfit using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhoneÂ®, iPadÂ®, NookÂ®, Androidâ?¢ phones and tablets, and KindleÂ® [U.S. Libraries] 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 HarperCollins, publisher of Andrea Portesâ?? latest title. To borrow the eBook or audiobook version of Anatomy of a Misfit as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit the Libraryâ??s website at www.cclva.org, then click on â??Books, Books, Booksâ?, then the icon for OverDrive, which will take you to the Blue Ridge Download Consortium. Simply sign in, here, with your valid library card, search for the book title and check it out!
Andrea Portes is an American novelist. Her novels include: Hick, Bury This and Anatomy of a Misfit. Portes was born in rural Nebraska, but spent her early years traveling from place to place, living in Illinois, Texas, North Dakota, North Carolina, and even Brazil. In 2007, Portes published her debut novel Hick, which was an instant best seller. After the bookâ??s huge success, the movie adaptation of Hick went into production in 2011.[ The film, starring ChloÃ« Grace Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Redmayne, Juliette Lewis and Blake Lively premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. Portes’s second novel, Bury This, was published in January 2014 by Counterpoint Press’s imprint Soft Skull Press to critical acclaim. Her third novel, Anatomy of a Misfit will be published in September 2014 by HarperCollins.
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. We supply a secure lending platform for 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhoneÂ®, iPadÂ®, NookÂ®, Androidâ?¢ phones and tablets, and KindleÂ® (U.S. only). Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. www.overdrive.com.
For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691. The Culpeper County Libraryâ??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 and eAudios, research databases, and more, on our website, located at www.cclva.org.