Digital Readers

Digital Readers is an online reading group for everyone who’s older than 16 and has both a Hampshire Library card and a Facebook account.

Through the BorrowBox app, using your Hampshire Library Card, you will be able to download an eCopy of the selected title to your tablet or smart phone to read and enjoy. There will be hundreds of copies, of both the eBook and the eAudiobook version, available for you to download right away, so no need to reserve it or get it added to a waiting list; just download it right away and get reading!

Throughout the month you will be able to talk about the book with others in the group, and there will be regular discussions happening, so check back in to join in on the conversations as they pop up. As is the case with any reading group, there will be books you love, and books you might wish you had never picked up -and that’s okay!
In the group you will be able to discuss your opinions, feelings and thoughts on the month’s title in a friendly environment. To keep the group friendly, and ensure everyone feels confident expressing their thoughts, we ask that everyone keep the language clean and show respect to one another.

There won’t be a set day or time when you have to be available; this means you can join in the discussions whenever it suits you! There is also not a physical place to meet, as all discussions are taking place in the Facebook group, so you won’t have to leave the house to be part of the reading group!
On the last Friday of each month, the book for the following month will be announced, it will then become available for download on the 1st of each month.

If you don’t have a Hampshire Library card, you can apply for one online. It is completely free to sign up to the library, and as long as any physical items borrowed are returned on time, it will continue to be free.
After you sign up, your library card will be sent to your home and you can then join the reading group using your Facebook account.

The first book will be available to download through the BorrowBox app on Sunday 1 September, and it will be….

Life of Pi by Yann Martel!

Pi lives in Pondicherry, India, where his father owns the city’s zoo. The family decides to immigrate to Canada, but tragedy strikes at sea. In the lifeboat are five survivors: Pi, a hyena, a zebra, a female orang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.”

This 2002 Man Booker Prize winner is a story about survival, life and one boy’s incredible journey. We’re delighted this will be our first book in our new reading group and hope you will join us in our discussions over on Facebook.

If you would like to join the group, then head over to our Facebook page and join the ‘Digital readers’ group, you can find it here!

1 thought on “Digital Readers”

  1. I would like more info on the setup for this digital settings a I have got a EE reader to use at home .please could give the information on this.

    thank you your sincerely Mr Keith wheeler.

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