Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Big Library Read-American Sniper

Be a part of the world’s largest global eBook club
Big Library Read program allows readers to borrow American Sniper without wait lists or holds
We are excited to take part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries and schools that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. DPL users will be able to borrow the eBook and audiobook American Sniper: The New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle now through Thursday, March 31 by clicking here. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the company that provides our eBooks and eAudioBooks.

American Sniper was the source for the blockbuster movie which was nominated for six Academy awards, including best picture. U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Kyle, who was killed tragically in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war – including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates – and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. 
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook and eAudioBook. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a DPL library card. American Sniper can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

For those participating in the Adult Reading Challenge Authorian Quest, this title will work for several quests:  an author who is or has been a soldier/veteran; an author whose book has been made into a movie or a TV series; an author published in Non-fiction; and an author who started or supports a charity/foundation.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Decatur Public Library, OverDrive and HarperCollins, publisher of American Sniper. Library readers voted American Sniper as their biography choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook or eAudioBook, you can:
·         click here
·         go to, click on CamelliaNet at the bottom of the screen, and sign in using your library card number
·         go to the OverDrive app on your device
 For more information on Big Library Read, visit