Simon & Schuster eBooks: Coming soon for all OverDrive U.S. public library partners

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  Simon & Schuster has announced that they are expanding their eBook lending program, and OverDrive can prepare to supply their eBook catalog to all U.S. public libraries. A requirement to add Simon & Schuster eBook titles for library lending is that each title must have a “Buy-it-Now” option on the page alongside Borrow or… Read more »

OverDrive to Present 2014/2015 eBook Lending Roadmap at National Library Conference

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As the nation’s library professionals convene at the 2014 American Library Association Annual (ALA) Conference in Las Vegas, June 27-30, leading digital platform provider OverDrive will introduce and demonstrate its 2014/2015 eBook lending roadmap. OverDrive team members will brief librarians on plans to launch a series of content, end-user and platform enhancements over the coming… Read more »

OverDrive signs deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution for streaming video lending through U.S. and Canadian libraries

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OverDrive today announced an agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to offer hundreds of popular streaming video titles to public and government library partners in the U.S. and Canada. This deal expands a growing collection of thousands of quality, in-demand streaming videos available through OverDrive, and reinforces the value of an unmatched catalog on one… Read more »

OverDrive in the Classroom Contest winners

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We wrapped up the OverDrive in the Classroom Contest at the end of May with tons of submissions! As a reminder, this contest was designed to help generate awareness of the benefits of the OverDrive and Teachers Notebook partnership to our school partners. Teachers Notebook provides teacher-created lesson plans, activities, educational games and more. With this… Read more »

Grove/Atlantic eBooks are now live

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OverDrive is excited to offer more than 900 Grove/Atlantic eBooks, now live and available for purchase in Marketplace. Grove/Atlantic is an American independent publisher whose notable authors include: Samuel Beckett, Mark Bowden, William S. Burroughs, Candace Bushnell, Charles Frazier, Jim Harrison, Michael Tolkin, Sherman Alexie, John Kennedy Toole, Joyce Carol Oates and many more. Please… Read more »

What Laura is listening to

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The popularity of audiobooks is on the rise, and it’s no wonder – there are so many great things about listening to a good book. There’s the convenience, obviously: you can multitask to your heart’s content. The biggest excuse I have for not reading more often is always “I just don’t have the time.” But… Read more »

OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile helps the Escondido Public Library reach more of its community

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A March 12 visit from the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile coincided with a spike in new patron registration at the Escondido Public Library in Southern California. The Digital Bookmobile is a 74-foot traveling exhibit that helps libraries across North America promote the digital services available to their communities. New patron registration at EPL in March jumped… Read more »

DIY summer projects

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Create the most awesome front porch ever Make a wedding day scrapbook Refinish the old wooden desk taking up too much space in the attic Finish the Tom Baker Doctor Who scarf I’m making for my husband Reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers in a manner that make any type of sense This is my current… Read more »