Big Library Read October 1-15

The Girl with the Red Balloon

The Girl with the Red Balloon tells the story of sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum who accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin and becomes caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie's time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

Ocean State Libraries patrons can join thousands of readers worldwide in the largest global digital book club, Big Library Read, through the library. From October 1-15, booklovers can borrow, read and discuss award-winning author Katherine Locke’s The Girl with the Red Balloon ebook with no waitlists or holds by visiting the Ocean State Libraries eZone.

About the Big Library Read

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook through the library. Readers can join an online conversation about the book at BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is an Ocean State Libraries card. The Girl with the Red Balloon can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only] 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 more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.