The books of YouTube’s biggest stars

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By Emma Kanagaki, librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive With the age of the internet, there are even more mediums for people to get creative. From blogs to vlogs (video blogs) and beyond, “Team Internet” is taking their set of skills to a more traditional medium: print. Members of this group are varied and many,… Read more »

LGBT history month and National Coming Out Day reading lists

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist   Last June, as many of you may recall, the American Library Association held their annual conference in San Francisco. Thirty minutes before our flight landed news broke that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage were legal in all fifty states. This also coincided with the annual… Read more »

Manteca Unified School District blends technology into their curriculum

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By Anne Steiner, District Librarian from Manteca Unified School District and Adam Sockel, Social Media Specialist with OverDrive Manteca Unified School District recently launched their OverDrive digital collection intended to help get their school community excited about reading through their Going Digital project. The district was searching for a digital solution to provide their students… Read more »

H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N Spells Halloween!!

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By Kristin Milks, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive I love the pagan customs, harvest blessings, and air of anticipation around this season. For whatever reason, Halloween season makes me giddy. There’s so much to do before winter sets in! I, like many others, am a fall-ophile. The crispness of the weather, the changing… Read more »

The Twilight series just turned ten

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By Emma Kanagaki, a Librarian and Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive. Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Stephenie Meyers released her mega-hit novel, Twilight? The special 10th anniversary edition from Little Brown Books for Young Readers and Listening Library will include exclusive bonus content on sale October 6, 2015. The Twilight Saga, love… Read more »

Happy 50th birthday to the Mid-Continent Public Library!

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Mid-Continent Public Library, one of the nation’s best and most forward thinking library systems, is celebrating its 50th year of serving Missourians and we’d like to say congratulations to Library Director and C.E.O. Steven Potter and his entire staff for their constant innovation and leadership in the library world. For the last half century Mid-Continent… Read more »