OverDrive Big Library Read


MHLS member libraries are participating in the sixth OverDrive Big Library Read, the global digital book club where millions of people from around the world have the ability to read the same eBook at the same time. This time around, MHLS Digital Download users will be able to read Shakespeare Saved my Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by Laura Bates, without any wait lists or holds.

Shakespeare Saved my Life is Bates’ autobiography about working with inmates in solitary confinement, teaching them the works of William Shakespeare. Her fascinating life’s story is sure to captivate you as she shares the unlikely friendship she formed with Larry Newton, a convicted murderer with multiple escape attempts to his name.

The eBook title will be available through March 31st simultaneously for users who would like to join.