Big Library Read


All of us here at LARL are pleased to announce that the Library will be taking part in the Big Library Read program this March!

All LARL card holders will be able to borrow and read the autobiography eBook of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by Laura Bates, starting midday Tuesday, March 17 and concluding at midnight on April 1 by visiting LARL’s OverDrive Digital Library Portal.

This is a riveting true-life tale of Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates as she teaches about the playwright in supermax solitary confinement, developing a friendship with a brilliant, dangerous convict.

shakespeare saved my lifeBig Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library customers unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club. Interested customers will be able borrow Shakespeare Saved My Life using a valid LARL card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ devices, 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)!

The Big Library Read program is made possible through OverDrive, LARL’s digital library partner.


Click here to go to our OverDrive Portal now.