New Nationwide Digital Reading Program (Digital Bookgroup)
The Waterbury Public Library is joining public libraries nationwide in a new digital reading program, the Libraries Transform Book Pick, which offers access to the same ebook for a two-week period. The first ebook selection is the newly released title “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag.
“After the Flood” will be available Oct. 7—21, 2019 through the Waterbury Public Library at the Green Mountain Library Consortium.
Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app to download a free copy of the ebook to their device. There will be no waitlists or holds for the title.
“After the Flood” is an inventive and riveting climate fiction saga from a promising new author. In a starred review, Booklist states, “Montag’s thrilling debut takes place in a future climate-change-altered world overrun by water… Anchored by a complicated, compelling heroine, this gripping, speculative, high-seas adventure is impossible to put down.” And Karin Slaughter, international bestselling author of “The Last Widow,” calls Montag “a visionary new talent!”
The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a collaboration between the American Library Association (ALA) and Rakuten OverDrive. The program gives public libraries and their staff the opportunity to bring readers in their community together to discover a new ebook and celebrate the very best in reading.
The selection of “After the Flood” for the Libraries Transform Book Pick was made in consultation with experts at Booklist, the book review magazine of the ALA.
For more information about the Libraries Transform Book Pick, please visit ilovelibraries.org/libraries-transform-book-pick. You can also follow the Libraries Transform Book Pick on ALA’s Facebook and Twitter and join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #LTBookPick.