Join the Big Library Read

All Christchurch City Library members can borrow and read the autobiography eBook of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, starting on Tuesday, March 17 and concluding on April 1. This is the 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.

Member will be able to select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, which begins at the date of checkout.

Big Library Read is an international event that gives library members unlimited simultaneous access to Shakespeare Saved My Life between March 17 - 31, creating a virtual, global eBook club. You can read it on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, 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!

Christchurch City Libraries have participated in this event several times with the last title being the most popular eBook of 2014 within Christchurch City Libraries.

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