Children’s eBook sales surge in 2014 in public libraries and schools through OverDrive

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Library spending on children’s, juvenile, and young adult eBooks in 2014 grew by 48% over 2013. Helping drive this dramatic growth was OverDrive’s 2014 launch of narrated eBooks and highly-illustrated best-selling children’s titles using open industry-standard EPUB3 and OverDrive Read. These popular children’s eBook titles are compatible with any device connected to a web browser,… Read more »

Multilingual resources for your digital library

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Did you know that it is free and easy to offer a multilingual interface for your OverDrive collection? Connect with new users who prefer to browse and read in their native language or help those learning a foreign language get hands-on experience with site translations at no additional cost for your library. Languages currently available… Read more »

TV Show Read-Alikes

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Looking to add some new titles to your digital collection? Check out our TV Show Read-Alikes. Handpicked by our staff librarians, these lists can be very helpful in finding popular, high-circulating content that your patrons are sure to enjoy. These would make great curated collections on your digital library homepage. American Horror Story: Asylum Read-Alikes… Read more »

Pioneer Library System combines innovative ways to access physical and digital content

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The Pioneer Library System (PLS) in Central Oklahoma made headlines when it became the first library in North America to install the EnvisionWare 24-Hour Library, an automated outdoor kiosk that dispenses books, audiobooks and DVDs to patrons at any time. True to their innovative spirit, the PLS staff wasn’t satisfied with providing their community with… Read more »

Collection Highlights: World Languages

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  Do you have any Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese speakers (or learners) in your community? If so, make sure to check out our World Languages edition of OverDrive Collection Highlights, above, where we share some of our favorite Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese-language content for sale in OverDrive Marketplace. We’ve got thousands of wonderful titles in these popular… Read more »