Surprising benefits of reading J/YA mystery

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Mystery stories have always been popular with K-12 students. Teachers can take advantage of this interest to help students engage in a genre study. J/YA mystery has come a long way since the days of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and, more recently, Encyclopaedia Brown. Reading mysteries not only supports literacy goals and fosters a love… Read more »

The Pets of OverDrive recommend…

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Here at OverDrive, we love our literary pets! We asked our beloved cats, dogs, and hedgehogs to share their favorite book. The responses were fun and amusing, ranging from classic tales like The Wizard of Oz and To Kill a Mockingbird to new favorites like The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Click this link to see… Read more »

Books that creeped us out as kids

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By: Tiffany Wincek, Account Specialist. Team OverDrive barely made it through September before we started plotting Halloween costumes, planning scary movie marathons, and placing holds on our favorite spooky tales. We love autumn and everything that comes with it. When the leaves start scuttling down the streets, it’s time to dig into suspenseful thrillers and ghastly tales. Halloween… Read more »

Building a Westworld curated collection for your digital library

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: You can see the full collection of Westworld readalikes here.) Books are great for escapism, about completely immersing yourself in a fictional world. But what if you could really immerse yourself? Like, live in that world and have face to face interactions with the characters?… Read more »

OverDrive is for everyone, all types of learners

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OverDrive is proud to offer digital reading platforms for schools, libraries, colleges, and corporations. In every segment we serve, we offer a reading solution for every kind of reader. Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student, OverDrive is for you. Digital content demands access. OverDrive is easy to use, a central platform tailored to your… Read more »

Streaming Video Sale: Horror and Foreign Film

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By Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive You can see the full list of sale titles mentioned in this story here. Happy October! Time to get your favorite sweaters out of storage, fire up the crock pot, and flavor everything with pumpkin. It’s also time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. And… Read more »