Broward County Libraries to Participate in "Big Library Read" from September 16-30
- Join the community in downloading and reading the free eBook  "Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth" -

Book jacket for Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth" by Jane O'Connor.

This year's Big Library Read title is "Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth" by Jane O'Connor.

DATE:  August 27, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Libraries once again invites the community to take part in the Big Library Read, in which libraries worldwide offer a simultaneous-use title to their eBook collection that is free to all customers. The Big Library Read is an effort designed to unite library customers from around the world – all with one eBook! The program will begin September 16 and run through September 30.

This year’s title is Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, by Jane O’Connor, the first in a series of delightful elementary-school mysteries featuring Sassy “Fancy Nancy” Clancy, student and detective. The free title will be available in eBook for Kindle, OverDrive Read, and EPUB formats and as an audiobook to Broward County Library card holders for simultaneous use. There are no wait lists for the title, and it will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so readers don’t have to worry about returning a book.

To get started, visit Broward County Library’s eCollection. During the Big Library Read, Sept. 16-30, Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth will be featured prominently and customers can download it for free. Participants can also follow the “Fancy Nancy” books at

For more information, please contact Catherine McElrath, 954-357-7402,

The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use, and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of Broward County's diverse community. Broward County Libraries Division continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site,, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW - Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Broward County Historical Commission.

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