Big Library Read

Cordova Public Library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 4–18, booklovers can borrow Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones’ powerful debut novel, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, from their public library as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds. Cordova Public Library readers may join by visiting https://adl.overdrive.com/ or downloading the Libby app then discuss online at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/.

Big Library Read is available in over 22,000 libraries and schools around the world, including more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America. It is facilitated by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. I'm Not Dying with You Tonight was chosen as the next Big Library Read by a popular vote of readers, librarians, teachers and students worldwide.

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight follows two girls with two very different backgrounds who must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. When both girls attend the Friday night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. They aren't friends and hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is the 20th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/. The free program runs for two weeks and only requires a Cordova Public Library card to get started.

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight was published by Sourcebooks and can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit biglibraryread.com.

Welcome Our Junior Library Guild Collection!

Books for our youth and youthful.

The Cordova Public Library has been striving to bring a complete collection of materials to all ages of our community. Through a subscription service with a company called Brodart we’ve been able to bring new best sellers for Adults and Young Adults; now we are pleased to join in with the Junior Library Guild.

The Junior Library Guild was founded in 1929 as the Junior Literary Guild, a commercial book club devoted to juvenile literature. Today, JLG is the leading book review and collection development service that helps thousands of K12 school and public libraries acquire the best new children’s and young adult books.

The Guild’s mission still follows editorial board member Eleanor Roosevelt’s mantra to put the right book in the hands of every reader – fostering the love of reading and learning as a path to lifelong success.

JLG books have a gold label on their spine and will be found in each of our youth sections. Here are a few that Youth Services Librarian Anna Hernandez picked out for you to look for:

These are some of the new books that are on the shelves for August:

  • Lawrence in the Fall by Farina
  • Bear Needs Help by Brannen
  • Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Michelson
  • Comics: Easy as ABC by Brunetti
  • Sprout Street Neighbors: A New Arrival by Alter
  • Pilu of the Woods by Nguyen

Welcome to the Cordova Public Library!

The first library in Cordova began as a “reading room” within the cozy walls of the Red Dragon. Rev. Eustace Ziegler thought it important to offer the men working on the Copper River and Northwest Railway proper recreational opportunities and ran an informal lending library in the clubhouse. “A fireplace in the center of the room was kept burning for cheer,”  stated Ziegler.

Located on donated railroad property, the Red Dragon still stands as a testament to Ziegler’s efforts. In June of 1925 the women’s guild of St. George’s Episcopal Church opened the book collection to the public creating Cordova’s first public library. Since that time the library has occupied the Adams building and the Windsor Hotel before moving to the Centennial Building in 1971. In November 2015 the library moved to The Cordova Center, a spectacular multi-purpose facility designed to meet the needs of Cordovans well into the future!

Hours of operation:

Tuesday through Thursday:  10 am to 8 pm
Friday:  10 am to 6 pm
Saturday:  Noon to 5 pm
For information call: (907) 424-6667.

Renew Your Books Electronically!

Please put the word "Renew" in the subject line. We will confirm that your loan has been renewed.

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