Sunday, August 30, 2020

FCPL joins national Libraries Transform Book Pick event in September

Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) joins other libraries across the country in offering access to the same eBook for a two-week period through the Libraries Transform Book Pick program.

The eBook selection is Lauren Francis-Sharma’s epic saga Book of the Little Axe published by Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.

 Book of the Little Axe

During the lending period, September 14 - 28, eBook copies of Book of the Little Axe will be available without waitlists or holds through U.S. public libraries using OverDrive. Readers only need a valid library card to borrow and read the eBook.

About Book of the Little Axe

Ambitious and masterfully wrought, Book of the Little Axe is an incredible journey, spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion.

In a starred review, Booklist said Francis-Sharma “offers fascinating characters across the broad sweep of the American continent at a time of great tumult, warring colonial powers, the spread of slavery, and expansion West” and described the story as a “compelling saga of family bonds, ambitions, and desires, all subject to the vagaries of powerful historical forces.”

About Libraries Transform Book Pick

The Libraries Transform Book Pick program is a collaboration between Booklist, the book review magazine of the American Library Association (ALA); Libraries Transform, the American Library Association’s public awareness initiative; and OverDrive, ALA Library Champion and lead sponsor of Libraries Transform.

The selection of Book of the Little Axe for the Libraries Transform Book Pick was made in consultation with experts at Booklist. Atlantic Monthly Press is providing this title to public libraries for simultaneous use for two weeks at no cost.

How to Participate

FCPL patrons who wish to read the Libraries Transform Book Pick can place a hold on the eBook version of Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma in OverDrive or the Libby app now and it will be automatically delivered on September 14. Or, patrons can simply log into OverDrive or the Libby app anytime between September 14 and 28 to immediately check out and download Book of the Little Axe with no holds or waiting.

Sponsors of this special reading event will lead online discussions regarding the book on Facebook and Twitter. Patrons who wish to join the discussion are encouraged to use the hashtag #LTBookPick on social media.

If you need assistance downloading the eBook version of Book of the Little Axe, please contact Forsyth County Public Library or visit the Ask Us desk inside any FCPL branch.