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Big Library Read offered October 13-27!

Robey Memorial Library is taking part in the Big Library Read program, a worldwide digital Book club through public and school libraries that connects millions of readers across the globe with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning October 13, Robey Memorial Library users will be able to borrow the eBook, This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks), from http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular, powerful and emotional read. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for eBooks and audiobooks for schools and libraries.

This Is Where It Ends is a compelling story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. It follows four teens who face what is every student’s worst nightmare: a boy with a gun. Told from the student’s perspective, this powerful fictional account is important in its timeliness. At its core, Marieke Nijkamp’s debut young adult novel is a must read, gripping tale from start to finish.

“Told over 54 minutes, This Is Where It Ends is a story of family and vengeance, love and loss,” said author, Marieke Nijkamp. “But to me, above all it’s a story about how even when a world seems to have stopped turning, when everything has fallen apart, the darkness is never absolute. There is always hope. I hope readers will find hope in This Is Where It Ends too”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all that is needed is a Robey Memorial library card.  This Is Where It Ends can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Robey Memorial Library, State Library of Iowa, OverDrive and Sourcebooks, publisher of This Is Where It Ends. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 5,000 readers, students, teachers and librarians. To borrow the eBook readers can visit http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com.

For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.

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