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Judy B. McDonald Public Library to Participate in International Big Library Read Program
Posted 05 - 22 - 2014

Program makes popular eBook and audiobook available to all patrons without waitlists or holds

(Nacogdoches, TX)  The Judy B. McDonald Public Library announced today that it will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the mystery eBook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson, starting June 3 and concluding the morning of June 18 (US EST) by visiting The library will host a public book discussion on June 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons will be able borrow A Pedigree to Die For using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!

“We are excited to participate in this global program and can’t wait to discuss the book with our friends on June 16th”, says Crystal Hicks, assistant library director.  “Even if patrons can’t attend the discussion, they are still able to access and read the book for free and be a part of the special event.”

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and Kensington Publishing Corp., publisher of Laurien Berenson’s unusual and fascinating mystery. To borrow the eBook version of A Pedigree to Die For as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit


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