The Oscars of Children’s & YA Lit: The ALA 2016 Youth Media Awards

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By Annie Suhy, A Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive. The American Library Association has once again announced the winners of some of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. Along with being a fantastic honor, these awards almost guarantee literary prominence for a lifetime (and beyond). Past winners include such timeless classics as… Read more »

Looking back on ALA Midwinter

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist   This past weekend Team OverDrive had the privilege of joining many of our library partners in Boston for the annual midwinter American Library Association conference. The weekend was full of productive meetings and presentations as well as countless interactions with librarians from around the country who were… Read more »

Rebel, Rebel Reader

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. I was born in 1981 and my introduction to Grammy winning recording artist David Bowie was not through the numerous studio albums he had already produced by that point but was actually courtesy of the 1986 Jim Henson film Labyrinth which, like any good child of… Read more »

33 library systems surpass one million checkouts in 2015

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Yesterday we shared the record breaking stats from 2015 as libraries across the world saw circulation increases from their digital collections. Today we’re excited to announce that another record was broke in 2015 as 33 separate library systems across North America circulated over one million digital titles through their OverDrive websites. Of the library systems… Read more »

Download episode 3 of the Professional Book Nerds podcast!

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By Jill Grunenwald, a Librarian, Collection Development Specialist and host of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast Working in the book business, we here at OverDrive looooove books. Being an active reader helps us do our jobs better, especially here in the Collection Development department because it means that when we build carts in your account… Read more »

Readers borrow record-setting number of digital titles from libraries in 2015

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In 2015, readers from around the world continued to recognize the awesomeness of having access to their library anytime, anywhere by borrowing a record 169 million digital titles, a 24% growth over 2014. These numbers included 125 million eBook titles and 43 million audiobooks. Streaming Video titles were also very popular with 83% growth from… Read more »

OverDrive’s ALA Midwinter Preview: Creating Reading Happiness

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist This weekend the library world will come together in Boston for the annual American Library Association Midwinter conference. We will be there demo’ing “the new OverDrive” websites and OverDrive Insights, and showing the latest updates to the features and catalog that have made OverDrive the most used digital… Read more »