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Go Global! Join the Big Library Read (June 23, 2016)


Popular E-Book Available Now to All Customers with No Holds, No Waiting


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 23, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library will take part in the Big Library Read program, a reading initiative that connects millions of readers around the world with the same e-book at the same time. For a two-week period beginning June 23, library card holders will be able to borrow A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain by visiting The e-book will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.

A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent who is transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, the agent stumbles across a gruesome murder, recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst, and scrambles to solve the case. McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer, and a quest for justice.

To get started reading, all that is needed is a Jacksonville Public Library card. A Murder in Time can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®.

The Big Library Read is an international program that gives library customers unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title, creating a virtual, global e-book club. The program is made possible through a partnership between Jacksonville Public Library, OverDrive, the leading supplier of e-books and audiobooks to libraries, and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers.

About the Jacksonville Public Library The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 3.4 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 5.9 million times and nearly 11,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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