The Big Library Read is back, and for the first time ever, Hawkins Memorial Library is offering, library card holders two titles to enjoy; The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. Both of these titles will be available for unlimited access through BRIDGES on the Hawkins Memorial Library website,, between October 7 and 21.
Robin McKinley opens a door into an enchanted world in this collection of original and retold fairy tales, spinning two new fairy tales and retelling two cherished classics. The book In the Shadow of Blackbirds, by Cat Winters, is set against the backdrop of the Spanish influenza outbreak and World War I. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black is forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death when her first love – who died in battle – returns to her in spirit form.
Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club. Borrow these eBooks using a valid library card, and 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!