Big Library Read thru OK Virtual/Overdrive

Join us in the largest global digital book club, The Big Library Read! BLR is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. From Oct. 1-15, you can check out Katherine Locke’s “The Girl with the Red Balloon” ebook from Overdrive with no holds or waiting lists. More than 19,000 schools and libraries around the world are participating – you do not want to miss this!

Just visit … or download the Libby or Overdrive apps from your device’s app store. For more info and to join the online discussion visit

Short plot teaser: When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s 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.

Katherine Locke’s new book, “The Spy with the Red Balloon” comes out this month.