Marathon County Public Library is excited that we will be taking part in OverDrive’s Big Library Read program featuring two young adult e-books. Library card holders will be able to borrow and read "The Door in the Hedge" by Robin McKinley and/or "In the Shadow of Blackbirds" by Cat Winters starting midday Wednesday, October 7 and concluding at midnight on Monday, October 21 (U.S. EST) by visiting http://mcpl.us/catalogs/overdrive.
"The Door in the Hedge" opens a door into an enchanted world in this collection of original and retold fairy tales. Four short stories, two original and two cherished classics, take you into a magical world of whimsy, wonder, princesses and talking frogs. "In the Shadow of Blackbirds" is a young adult historical fiction story of war, ghosts, friendship, mystery, love and perseverance. This coming-of-age tale takes you on a heroic journey through the eyes of Mary Shelley Black as she’s forced to face a world war, a deadly strain of flu and a troubled spirit who is desperate for help.
Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited and simultaneous access to the selected titles during the program dates, creating a virtual, global e-book club. Interested patrons will be able borrow "The Door in the Hedge" and "In the Shadow of Blackbirds" using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, 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 e-books, audiobooks and more to libraries and schools, Open Road, publisher of Robin McKinley’s fairy tale short stories and Abrams Books, publisher of Cat Winters young adult historical fiction. To borrow the e-book version of "The Door in the Hedge" and "In the Shadow of Blackbirds" as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit http://mcpl.us/catalogs/overdrive. For more information, call 715-261-7230.
image credit: Provided by OverDrive for library publicity.