More than 100 libraries across New Zealand offered the title through the Libby app, and librarians were thrilled to be able to offer a title by a local author. “Being able to feature a local author with such a brilliant novel is exciting for us and all of our library partners offering the program,” said Malcolm O’Brien, Regional Manager for Australia & New Zealand at OverDrive. “Especially because we were able to have an event with Auckland Libraries in conversation with Nikki Crutchley to kick off the program.”
The goal of Together We Read is to create a shared community experience for readers, while helping libraries generate more interest in their digital collections. Together We Read also serves as a window for patrons to discover new titles and authors, especially local ones like Nikki Crutchley.
For Nikki Crutchley, having her book part of a program uniquely created for libraries was a perfect fit. She described in an author letter to readers, “Libraries – both public and school – from the very beginning, have to me been a place of solace and somewhere I can feed my imagination.”
Together We Read New Zealand is a community program offered annually by OverDrive, the leading digital platform for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, and the creator of the award-winning Libby app.
For more information visit togetherweread.com/nz.