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Penn Area Library officials hope to foster readership, book discussion with 'Big Library Read'

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
'Cowboy Pride,' by Lacy Williams, will be the 'Big Library Read' from July 9-23. The Penn Area Library is a participant in the 'Big Library Read.'
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'Cowboy Pride,' by Lacy Williams, will be the 'Big Library Read' from July 9-23. The Penn Area Library is a participant in the 'Big Library Read.'
'Cowboy Pride,' by Lacy Williams, will be the 'Big Library Read' from July 9-23. The Penn Area Library is a participant in the 'Big Library Read.'
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'Cowboy Pride,' by Lacy Williams, will be the 'Big Library Read' from July 9-23. The Penn Area Library is a participant in the 'Big Library Read.'

Penn Area Library officials are hoping that their e-book program will not just foster more reading, but also foster an international dialogue.

Facilitated by OverDrive, the e-book service utilized by the library, readers can take part in the company's “Big Library Read” by reading “Cowboy Pride,” a Western romance novel by author Lacy Williams .

Williams is a USA Today best-selling author and has written several series of romance novels, including the “Cowboy Fairytales” series. “Cowboy Pride” is part of her “Wyoming Legacy” series.

The two-week “Big Library Read” program encourages readers to download OverDrive's Libby e-reader app from ebooks.wlnonline.org. Through July 23, app users can download the e-book with no wait lists or holds, and join an international online discussion of the book at BigLibraryRead.com .

“The previous Big Library Read title, ‘Flat Broke with Two Goats' by Jennifer McGaha, was enormously popular with our patrons, with nearly 700 check-outs throughout Westmoreland County,” said library director Dorene Miller.

For more details, go to BigLibraryRead.com . To register for a library card, bring your driver's license or photo ID to the Penn Area Library, 2001 Municipal Court in Harrison City, or call 724-744-4414, ext. 101.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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