Check out the latest Teen & YA titles available through OverDrive!

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This month, the Kids & Teens edition of our eHighlights catalog has a mix of exciting new titles, as well as some reissued classics that would both fit wonderfully into your existing collection. E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little are newly available in eBook to inspire and teach another generation of young readers. Nickelodeon… Read more »

A chat with Big Library Read author Dr. Laura Bates

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Last week I had the chance to chat with Dr. Laura Bates, author of the Big Library Read title Shakespeare Saved my Life, via Twitter. Dr. Bates took some time out of her Friday to answer questions curated from readers from around the world. Below are some of the questions and answers. You can view… Read more »

How digital libraries are helping prisoners across the country

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Recently we spoke with Cindy Mclaughlin of the American Prison Data Systems (APDS) about their OverDrive-powered National Corrections Library (NCL), a first of its kind digital library for inmates at correctional facilities across the country. In the short time since the NCL went live they’ve seen great success with prisoners of all ages engaging in… Read more »

Mad Men read alikes

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If you’re like most of the OverDrive team, you’re excited to watch the conclusion of the award-winning show “Mad Men,” but perhaps not entirely ready to leave the characters behind just yet. Lucky for you, we have some great lists of books to keep that “Mad Men” spirit alive. The Receptionist dives right into the 1950s… Read more »

Congrats to the Library Journal 2015 Movers & Shakers!

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Each year Library Journal honors librarians from around the country for their contributions to the library world. These librarians may be focused on changing the landscaping, innovating, advocating, educating, developing or building their community but regardless of their path it’s clear thet they’re doing work that deserves to be recognized. This year, OverDrive was priveleged… Read more »

A message to our library and school partners from Steve Potash

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[this letter was sent via email on the morning of March 19, 2015] Dear OverDrive Library & School Partners, OverDrive announced today that Rakuten, Inc. has agreed to acquire OverDrive from Insight Venture Partners, our private equity partner and majority owner since 2010.   In a few weeks after the sale is complete, we will be… Read more »