Join a Nationwide eBook Experience!

Do you like thrilling, futuristic stories? Have you been meaning to try out an eBook? Or are you just searching for your next read and want to give a debut author a spin? We’ve got the perfect book: After the Flood, opens a new window by Kassandra Montag.

As part of the American Library Association, opens a new window’s (ALA) #LibrariesTransform Book Pick, opens a new window, readers nationwide can access to the same eBook at the same time through public libraries. San Mateo County Libraries, along with other Peninsula Libraries, is offering eBook copies October 7-21 with no waitlist. Be sure to grab yours!

Set in a future climate-changed world taken over by water, a mother and young daughter fight to survive through fishing and fighting off pirates. The mother is on a mission to find her older daughter and teams up with a cartographer to brave the new flooded world.

Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app, opens a new window to download a free copy of the eBook to their device. There will be no waitlists or holds for the title so you can start reading now! Join in on the national book club conversation on social media by using the hashtag #LTBookPick.

Libraries transform lives every day by advancing literacy and fostering a love of reading. San Mateo County Libraries provides resources and programs to engage readers of all levels, including our Summer Learning Challenge, opens a new window, book clubs, a large eBook and eAudiobook collection, and literacy programs.

The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a collaboration between ALA and Rakuten OverDrive. The program gives public libraries and their staff the opportunity to bring readers in their community together to discover a new eBook and celebrate the very best in reading.

Want to learn more about access to eBooks and some of the issues surrounding them? Check out ALA’s eBooks for All, opens a new window.

Have you started reading After the Flood? Let us know what you think so far in the comments below.