Promote your service with a ‘Most Downloaded’ press release

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You may have seen our most downloaded books from the library list, which is distributed at the beginning of every month. The list of audiobook and eBook titles is based on the circulation statistics from all OverDrive library partners. The list for November will be released on December 1st. Each month, your library’s Partner Services Associate distributes a press release template for… Read more »

Colorado Association of Libraries welcomes OverDrive!

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This past weekend, my colleague, Claudia, and I had the pleasure of representing OverDrive at the Colorado Association of Libraries in Denver. We were thrilled to meet with our many library partners, answer their questions, and inform them of new services and features OverDrive has introduced this year and coming in 2010. We were also excited… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console update – WMA Music to iPod and iPhone

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OverDrive has released the latest update of OverDrive Media Console for Windows, which enables library users to transfer OverDrive WMA Music to iPod and iPhone. Albums from blues label Alligator Records will be the first music downloads that can be transferred to Apple devices, and we expect more publishers to allow iPod transfer in the… Read more »

PW’s Best Children’s Books of 2009!

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Publishers Weekly released its Best Children’s Books of 2009 and we’ve got your download editions covered!  Snag the books about teen friendships, harrowing stories of body-image issues, cross country trips, 1970s mysteries, and coming of age during the turn of the century. Some highlights include: Fire by Kristin Cashore The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly When… Read more »

New children’s video

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Children’s characters and television shows resonate with every generation; for me it was Fraggle Rock, The Care Bears, Muppet Babies and of course The Berenstain Bears.  What kid would not want to have a chance to live in a real treehouse?  It’s not very suprising that such a beloved family of bears are still enjoyed by children today. … Read more »

National Young Readers Week and digital books

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“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” –Katherine Paterson, Author of… Read more »

The Download Discovery Contest winner is…

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Congratulations are in order for our Download Discovery Contest winner, Vickey Long! The Download Discovery Contest was held during OverDrive’s Training Month in September and was open to participating library staff who attended all six courses and answered a series of questions about content learned in the courses correctly. Long, who works in Children’s Services at… Read more »

The return of the cracking good read

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Genre books get no respect, but in her monthly blog post, guest blogger Cindy Orr says that could be changing. “I don’t really like mysteries, but I really enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “I never read science fiction, but I was blown away by The Road, but then again, I guess that’s not… Read more »