Top Five Kindred Classics for Teens

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Why read the classics?  The classic works of literature are at their core simple stories about people, their predicaments, and the culture, time and place in which they lived. I believe a classic is deemed so because of its’ unique storyline and writing style which earned praise from generations of audiences.  If only Mary Shelley… Read more »

Using Recommend to Library to build your collection

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Nearly 250 OverDrive library partners are currently taking advantage of the “Recommend to Library” feature of the WIN Catalog. This means that almost 5,000 individual libraries are allowing patrons to recommend titles for the libraries to purchase.  Over the past year, “Recommend to Library” has been put to use in five countries, resulting in hundreds… Read more »

AudioGo Showcase: Schroder

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Amity Gaige’s Schroder made the list! AudioGo’s Top 100 list is on sale this month in OverDrive Marketplace; and in order to give our users a better sense for the quality and extensiveness of titles available through AudioGo, I chose to do a brief review of Schroder and give some insight into why it made… Read more »

Have you grabbed your free SYNC audiobooks yet?

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Back in May we announced this year’s launching of the audiobook SYNC program. Since that time, thousands have downloaded free audiobooks every week from classics like ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ to popular, new content including Anna Banks ‘Of Poseidon’ and the bone-chilling ‘Rotters’ by Daniel Kraus.   This wonderful program goes through the middle… Read more »

New Collections Lists in OverDrive Marketplace

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OverDrive works hard to make our content available to libraries. Some recently created lists will make great additions to any collection.   IFC Collection List:   IFC has great titles that you should take advantage of! A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment consists of multiple brands that are devoted to bringing the best… Read more »

Ahhh! Zombies!

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  Will you be prepared when the zombie apocalypse happens? I will – I happen to like my brains intact! And after tuning in for the last season of The Walking Dead, I’m still feeling queasy. Like most people, I have been acutely aware of the recent outbreak of zombie films, books, and TV shows… Read more »

Born on the 4th of July

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The creation of anything unique and beautiful is never simple. Each year, on the 4th of July Americans celebrate the flawed perfection that is our country. On this national holiday, our minds are filled with visions of battle victories, flags flying, and young soldiers coming home, but we must also acknowledge the toil, strife and… Read more »