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Lahaina Public Library to participate in world’s largest digital book club

By Staff | Jun 23, 2016

“A Murder in Time” by Julie McElwain was selected for the Big Library Read based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Public Library announced that it will take part in Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club through public libraries that connects millions of readers around the globe with the same eBook at the same time.

For a two-week period beginning June 23, Lahaina Library users will be able to borrow the eBook “A Murder in Time” by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books) from http:/Hawaii.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club.

There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery with a twist. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

“A Murder in Time” is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born. At its core, McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” said McElwain. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in ‘A Murder in Time.’ I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all that is needed is a Hawaii State Public Library System library card. “A Murder in Time” can be read on all major computers and devices. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

To borrow the eBook, readers can visit hawaii.lib.overdrive.com. For more information on the program, visit BigLibraryRead.com.

In related news, “I Like to Move It, Move It,” a free program, will be presented by HouseMart Ace Hardware and HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts in celebration of the Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2016 Summer Reading Program at selected Maui public libraries through Saturday, July 16.

Keiki ages five and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, can join in this special hardware science program that ties-in to this year’s theme of “Health and Fitness for the Mind, Body and Soul” through fun and interactive activities.

“I Like to Move It, Move It” will be presented on June 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Lahaina Public Library (662-3950), June 24 at 2 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library (243-5766), July 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Makawao Public Library (573-8785) and July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Kihei Public Library (875-6833).

Readers of all ages can still sign up and participate in the HSPLS 2016 Summer Reading Program from now through July 16 at all 50 public libraries statewide. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org or contact your local library for details and guidelines.