Hilarious Holiday picks to read this December

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By Todd Warhola, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. It’s beginning to look a little bit like it might be Christmas, eventually. I, like probably most of you, look forward to the holidays each year. Decorating the tree, baking cookies, wrapping presents, shoveling snow, waiting in lines, freezing in a car that doesn’t have heat… Read more »

How to manage “zombie holds” in your digital collection

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By Kristin Milks, Librarian and OveDrive Collection Development Analyst At Digipalooza back in August, Holly Varley, the Materials Selection and Acquisition Manager from The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, talked about her library’s use of what she has dubbed “Zombie Penguins”. When we were approaching the one-year expiration date of our first Penguin… Read more »

Grab a mug of cocoa by the fire… It’s time for some cozy holiday mysteries!

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By Emma Kanagaki, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. The holiday season is quickly approaching, as evidenced by the decorations, themed-candy and advertisements advocating gift purchases. What better way for reader-centric people to celebrate this lovely holiday season than by incorporating that into your book selection? Holiday-themed cozy mysteries are the perfect way to celebrate… Read more »

Publish your curated collection for Holiday Reads

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The curated collections, Holiday Reads for Adults and Holiday Reads for Kids & Teens, are ready for you to Publish in the curation interface in OverDrive Marketplace! Boost circulation and reader engagement by publishing the collection to your site today. Publish your curated collection In Marketplace, find your curation interface under the Shop drop-down menu…. Read more »

7 reasons why schools should be using digital audiobooks with students every day

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist These days, technology and classroom are two words that go hand in hand. Students around the world now have access to devices like Chromebooks and tablets that have become a part of their everyday learning environment. Thanks to a commitment to education technology, millions of these students also… Read more »

eHighlights gets a Makeover!

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By Emma Kanagaki, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst The Collection Development Analysts are excited to announce that our eHighlights catalog has gotten a bit of a makeover. For eHighlights, our aim is to provide a visually appealing, curated selection of content each and every month that will appeal to varying demographics and interests from… Read more »

Get ready for the holidays with our next Readers’ Advisory collection

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You are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Readers’ Advisory project, which highlights our favorite selection of holiday reads. This time there will be two collections – one highlighting adult titles, and another showcasing kids and teen content. The project offers hand-picked titles to help users discover new favorites, leading to increased reader engagement and… Read more »