Digital Bookmobile Sets the Pace for Indianapolis 500

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What has a 600-horsepower engine, an interior loaded with cutting-edge technology, and is sure to make crowds road in Indianapolis later this month? The Digital Bookmobile, of course! On May 24 and 25, while racecars are lapping the track in preparation for the Indianapolis 500, the Digital Bookmobile National Tour will be thrilling crowds at… Read more »

Prepare Your Collection to Catch the Summer-Reading Wave

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Summer brings many things—gardening, bike rides, weekend cookouts and long evenings on porches and in backyards. For kids, of course, summer means no school—and family vacation. When schools close their doors, “virtual libraries” stay open. And for public libraries and schools, now’s the time to rev up summer-reading programs. Looking for ways to keep students… Read more »

Starting the Conversation: eBooks for Mental Health Month

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May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about conditions like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and eating disorders. Books covering these topics range from self-help guides and educational texts to stirring memoirs and fictional accounts of character struggles. Calling attention to mental-health issues, and the millions of people around the world faced with them,… Read more »

OMC For Windows Now Features MP3 Return

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We recently released a new version of OverDrive Media Console for Windows computers. In addition to the usual navigation and playback features enabling users to download and enjoy OverDrive audiobooks, music, and video on Windows computers,  the updated desktop application—OMC v3.2.2—allows users to return MP3 audiobooks before the end of the specified lending period. The… Read more »

Enter OverDrive’s 2012 Outreach Program Contest

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We’re always impressed by the creative ways in which OverDrive library and school partners promote their digital collections, and our annual Outreach Program Contest gives us a chance to recognize and reward some of your best efforts. Between now and June 30, we invite all OverDrive library partners to enter the contest by sharing community-outreach… Read more »

Don’t Miss Our Summer Sale

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Hello fellow beachgoers! Get’em while they’e hot—literally! OverDrive’s Summer Reads Sale is in full swing, and we’re offering 30-percent off on more than 250 of the hottest titles. And now a rhyme… OverDrive is celebrating the season in style with some new summer titles to add to your digital pile. These beachy reads will be… Read more »