Voracious readers and those who enjoy novels set in the future can take advantage of a free digital book offered through the local library.
The Lake Havasu City Branch of the Mohave County Library is joining public libraries nationwide in a new digital reading program that offers access to the same ebook for a two-week period.
Havasu’s Library Manager Wendy Wagner Wendy Wagner said unlimited copies of books are available for “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag. The newly-released book is available until Oct. 21.
Access it at mohave.overdrive.com/collections/featured/1.
Readers will only need a library card, their PIN and the Libby app to download a free copy of the ebook to their device. There is no waitlist or holds for the title.
Book discussions about “After the Flood” are Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Havasu Library, Wagner said. She expects the turnout to be healthy.
“When the Friends of the Library members have their book discussions, about 50 people show up. I won’t know how many people have downloaded the book, but I expect there will be quite a few,” she said.
She noted that several library staffers have started reading the book.
Wagner described “After the Flood” as a dystopian, futuristic saga where Earth is overrun by water.
“There’s not a lot fresh water or land left, and that, of course, creates problems. People live on the tops of mountains that are poking out of the water,” Wagner said.
The library is at 1770 N. McCulloch Blvd. Call 928-453-0718 for details.