No. 1 New York Times Best-Seller Available with No Holds, No Waiting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library will take part in the Big Library Read program, a reading initiative that connects millions of readers around the world with the same e-book at the same time. From Oct. 13 – Oct. 27, library card holders will be able to borrow This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp by visiting http://jpl.lib.overdrive.com. The young adult novel is a New York Times Best-Seller, a Publishers Weekly Best-Seller, a Barnes and Noble Top Pick, and an ABC Best book for young readers.
The e-book 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. This Is Where It Ends provides a unique look into what it's like to experience a school shooting through the eyes of students who are living through it in real time. Though a work of fiction, this powerful story is more poignant today than ever as a gun is fired on a school campus nearly once a week in the United States.
To get started reading, all that is needed is a Jacksonville Public 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 Big Library Read is an international program that gives library customers unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title, creating a virtual, global e-book club. The program is made possible through a partnership between Jacksonville Public Library, OverDrive, the leading supplier of e-books and audiobooks to libraries, and Sourcebooks Fire, publisher of This Is Where It Ends. The title was selected based on a survey of librarians and teachers. There will be a discussion board on OverDrive and podcast with the author.
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The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 3.4 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 5.9 million times, and nearly 11,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org.
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