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Goleta Valley Library Joins National Effort to Provide Unlimited Copies of New E-Book

Post Date:10/07/2019 11:00 AM


 Part of the Libraries Transform Book Pick Program

The Goleta Valley Library is joining public libraries nationwide in a new digital reading program, the Libraries Transform Book Pick, which offers access to the same e-book for a two-week period. The first e-book selection is the newly released title “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

“After the Flood” will be available starting today, October 7 till October 21 through the Goleta Valley Library at Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app to download a free copy of the e-book to their device. There will be no waitlists or holds for the title. 

“After the Flood” is an inventive and riveting climate fiction saga from a promising new author. In a starred review, Booklist states, “Montag’s thrilling debut takes place in a future climate-change-altered world overrun by water… Anchored by a complicated, compelling heroine, this gripping, speculative, high-seas adventure is impossible to put down.” And Karin Slaughter, international bestselling author of “The Last Widow,” calls Montag “a visionary new talent!”  

Libraries transform lives every day by advancing literacy and fostering a love of reading. The Goleta Valley Library provides resources and programs to engage readers of all levels, including book discussions for adults and for teens, reading help for children, and personalized reading lists.

The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a collaboration between the American Library Association (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 e-book and celebrate the very best in reading.

The selection of “After the Flood” for the Libraries Transform Book Pick was made in consultation with experts at Booklist, the book review magazine of the ALA.

For more information about the Libraries Transform Book Pick, please visit You can also follow the Libraries Transform Book Pick on ALA’s Face-book and Twitter and join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #LTBookPick. Get the latest on what’s happening at the Goleta Valley Library, follow them on Facebook @GoletaValleyLibrary.

After the Flood

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