Borrow the Big Library Read, Enter to Win Pie Baking Kit

Ocean State Libraries has announced that it will take part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. Ocean State Libraries users will be able to borrow the eBook, Art of the Pie, one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott, starting Thursday, March 16, and concluding on Thursday, March 30, by visiting

Cranston Public Library is one of at least 30 of Rhode Island’s libraries adding a fun incentive to patrons who check out Art of the Pie on eZone during the Big Library Read Promotion: a Pie Baking Kit from Wickford Gourmet Outlet including:

  • a Made-in-the-USA pie plate
  • a decorative 100% cotton kitchen towel
  • a pie server
  • a pie funnel
  • a dough kneader
  • a small jar of pure extract 

Any patron who checks out the title may visit the Central Library, Auburn Branch, Knightsville Branch, Oak Lawn Branch or William Hall Library to enter for a chance to win a Pie Baking Kit from Wickford Gourmet Outlet.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is an Ocean State Libraries library card. Art of the Pie can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library. The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Ocean State Libraries, OverDrive, and Countryman Press, publisher of Art of the Pie. Library readers voted Art of the Pie as their cookbook choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook, readers can via