The nights are growing longer during this time of year. To get into the spirit of the season, Abilene Public Library cardholders will be able to enjoy a great “coming-of-age story of family and the supernatural” for free during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.
From November 2-16, booklovers with a valid library card will join thousands of others around the world in borrowing Olivia Stephens’s young adult novel “Artie and the Wolf Moon” from their public library. During this time, unlimited copies of this book will be available in eBook and eAudiobook form for free through the Libby app. Even better, there will even be discussions hosted online that you can join in on.
This Big Library Read novel is available in more than 22,000 libraries around the world, including approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America, and hundreds of thousands of readers are expected to participate. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines and creator of the Libby app.
In the award-winning book, Artie Irvin sneaks out against her mother's wishes and spots a massive wolf—then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything—including the story of Artie's late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees and recruits some old family friends to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. Artie and the Wolf Moon is the 32nd selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year.