Decatur Public Library is taking part in the Big Library Read program. Starting Tuesday, March 17th, DPL card holders will be able to borrow and read an eBook that will simultaneously be available to unlimited libraries and library patrons. Normally, eBooks are still subject to “copies” being available, but for this event one title will be limitless, allowing participants to be a part of a virtual, global eBook club!
If you’re interested in the book, you will be able borrow Shakespeare Saved My Life using your valid Decatur Public 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. You can select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, which begins at the date of checkout. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!
What’s the book title, you ask? Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, an autobiographical eBook by Laura Bates, 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.