Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

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In 1992 May officially became Asian-Pacific American Heritage month. As many of you know, we have a great selection of eBooks in Chinese, Korean, and now Malaysian! We are proud to highlight what our extensive OverDrive catalog has to offer in honor of this month. Many institutions, communities, and even public libraries will be holding… Read more »

Smashwords and OverDrive in Worldwide eBook Distribution Agreement

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OverDrive, the world’s largest library eBook platform, and Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of self-published eBooks, today announced that 200,000 self-published titles will be available for public libraries in OverDrive’s global network. The Smashwords catalog features many of the world’s bestselling indie authors, including numerous New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The Smashwords catalog… Read more »

Over 2,100 new public, academic, and school libraries join OverDrive during first four months of 2014

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Today we announced that OverDrive has added 2,173 public, school, academic, and corporate libraries to its global network this year alone. As libraries and institutions seek lending services for eBooks, OverDrive is overwhelmingly selected as a vendor with more than 90 percent of U.S. libraries and a growing number of schools partnering with OverDrive. A… Read more »

Tough topics revisited

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Last year, I wrote a blog post that talked about a special collection of titles that dealt with difficult issues children and teens face. The tough topics – ones like substance abuse, suicide, divorce, pregnancy, eating disorders, depression, self-harm and many others. In honor of May being National Mental Health Awareness month here in the… Read more »

The first book that truly changed me

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Books, whether they are paper and ink or files on a device, have the power to change us. These changes can happen on a grand scale, like when someone says how a motivational book inspired them to turn their lives around. But they can also happen on a smaller scale, changing our emotions one sentence… Read more »