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Posted on: October 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] YCPL Joins Worldwide Digital Book Club with Newbery Award-Winning Young Adult Novel

Join Big Library Read, Nov 2-16, and read "A Snake Falls to Earth" by Darcie Little Badger

York County Public Library members of all ages can experience Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club, with a Newbery Award-winning young adult novel. From November 2-16, booklovers with a valid library card can join thousands of others around the globe by borrowing Darcie Little Badger’s indigenous fantasy novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, from their public library. Library card holders may read the ebook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app or by visiting http://yorkcountyva.overdrive.com. Readers can then discuss online at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/.

This Big Library Read novel is available in more than 21,000 libraries around the world, including approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America, along with thousands of schools. During the program, readers participate in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines and creator of the Libby app. 

A Snake Falls to Earth tells the story of Nina, a Lipan Apache girl who always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Meanwhile, Oli is a cottonmouth kid from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he's been cast from home. He's found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli's best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven't been in centuries. And there are some who will kill to keep them apart. 

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. A Snake Falls to Earth is the 29th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/

A Snake Falls to Earth was published as an ebook by Levine Querido and as an audiobook by Recorded Books. The title can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [U.S. libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Download Libby, visit https://yorkcountyva.overdrive.com/ or a local library branch to get started. Questions about Libby? Contact the Tabb Library at 757-890-5120.

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