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The Big Library Read is here!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict!BLROtherEinstein


Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:

Mitza Maric was always a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds would be married with childrenby now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and they form a partnership of the mind and the heart. But there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage … The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow.


June 12-26, 2017, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit Delco.Overdrive.com (you’ll need a Delaware County Library System card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today! BigLibraryRead.jpg

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The Big Library Read is Here!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp!whereitends


Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:

10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun.


October 13-27, 2016, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit digitallibrary.delcolibraries.org (you’ll need a Delaware County Library System card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today! BigLibraryRead.jpg

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The Big Library Read is Here!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain!

McElwain.jpgHere’s a quick summary from the publisher:

Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates. While fleeing from an unexpected assassin, Kendra escapes into a stairwell. When she stumbles out again, she is in the same place but in a different time: 1815, to be exact. Mistaken for a lady’s maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there’s some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.

Through July 7, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit digitallibrary.delcolibraries.org (you’ll need a Delaware County Library System card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today!

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The next Big Library Read has arrived!!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters!In the Shadow Of BlackbirdsHere’s a quick summary from the publisher:

In 1918, Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza as the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war. In the midst of this fear and confusion, 16-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort. She herself has never believed in ghosts, but she’s forced to rethink life and death when her first love (who died in battle) returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? This is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

From October 7–21, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive, our digital lending library! Just visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com, enter your Ridley username, and borrow (or sample) the Big Library Read today!

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The Big Library Read is here!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook! The new selection is Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates.Shakespeare

Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before — supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars. Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare that, in the end, would save more than one life.

Through March 31, 2015, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive, our digital lending library. Just visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com, enter your Ridley username, and borrow (or sample) Shakespeare Saved My Life today!