OverDrive Big Library Read Events Draw Interest

03 Oct OverDrive Big Library Read Events Draw Interest

Big Library Read (BLR) is back, and we’re thrilled to announce the newest winning title is: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke.  This Young Adult fantasy title tells the story of sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum as she time travels to 1988 East Berlin by red balloon, and gets caught up in a conspiracy to alter history by means of dark magic.

The Girl with the Red Balloon will be available for unlimited access on our OverDrive-powered website for two weeks, between October 1 – 15, for the duration of its lending period.

So far in 2018, OverDrive has launched two other BLR events in which the La Porte County Public Library has participated.  The first title, Flat Broke with Two Goats (April 2-16), received 75 checkouts during its event period; Cowboy Pride (July 9-23) garnered 30 checkouts during its event period.  During the event, these titles are available as simultaneous use, meaning multiple people can access them at the same time and there are no wait lists or holds.  We do have other simultaneous use titles in our collection, but these BLR titles receive 28% use of the entire simultaneous use collection.

Happy reading!

~Submitted by: Michael Sheehan