Join the Big Library Read Digital Book Club on Libby!

What is Big Library Read?

Big Library Read is a reading program through your library that connects readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

It's easy to join!

Download the Libby app or go to Overdrive on your computer, and borrow the Big Library Read title. The current title is Wild New World by Dan Flores.

About Wild New World:

  • Winner of the 2023 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award
  • Winner of the 2023 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature

In 1908, near Folsom, New Mexico, a cowboy discovered the remains of a herd of extinct giant bison. By examining flint points embedded in the bones, archeologists later determined that a band of humans had killed and butchered the animals 12,450 years ago. This discovery vastly expanded America’s known human history but also revealed the long-standing danger Homo sapiens presented to the continent’s evolutionary richness.

Distinguished author Dan Flores’s ambitious history chronicles the epoch in which humans and animals have coexisted in the “wild new world” of North America—a place shaped both by its own grand evolutionary forces and by momentous arrivals from Asia, Africa, and Europe. With portraits of iconic creatures such as mammoths, horses, wolves, and bison, Flores describes the evolution and historical ecology of North America like never before.

From May 9 - May 23, 2024, borrow the ebook or audiobook with no waitlist from Libby. You can also join the discussion online, and use the discussion guide in your book club or with friends. And don't miss this letter from the author, Dan Flores.