Reading lists to celebrate #LGBT Awareness Month

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By: Jill Grunenwald, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst October marks LGBT History Month in the United States, with October 11th being National Coming Out Day. Here at OverDrive, we recognize the importance of celebrating the tremendous civil rights strides the LGBT community has made over the years and highlighting the icons and individuals who have… Read more »

Fun & New YA Nonfiction for Teen Read Week

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By: Liz Tousey, OverDrive Collection Development Specialist. Click here to find all of these books in Marketplace. Full of personal stories, humor, and titles with plenty of exclamation points, we’ve complied a list of young adult nonfiction books that fit perfectly with this year’s Teen Read Week theme of “For the Fun of It!” And… Read more »

The hottest new Young Adult books for Teen Read Week

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By: Kristin Milks, Collection Development Specialist Young and old! Serious and sassy! Fantasy and reality readers! GATHER AROUND! It’s time to talk about the exciting Young Adult books of 2016 we recommend you add to your collection for Teen Read Week. Now where to start… Fantasy: Someone somewhere said that an unknown author by the… Read more »

Be an Upstander, not a Bystander: October is LGBT History Month and Bullying Prevention Month

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October is both LGBT History Month and National Bullying Prevention Month, topics that, unfortunately, often overlap in our schools. “LGBT History Month sends an important message to our nation’s teachers, school boards, community leaders, and youth about the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history.”… Read more »

Get the most out of your digital library with these OverDrive webinars

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, Training Specialist. Whether you’re new to OverDrive or an OverDrive veteran, you can always benefit from knowing more about purchasing content and how your users enjoy it. That’s why the training team offers two monthly sessions: Marketplace Basics and The OverDrive User Experience. In Marketplace Basics, we’ll show you how to take advantage of multiple searches and… Read more »

Library Marketing ideas perfect for October

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist We launched the Resource Center 6 months ago to make it easy for you to access OverDrive marketing, training, collection development assistance and more. We do our best to keep it refreshed each month and in the latest set of updates, we have focused on helping our library partners… Read more »

The best devices for the classroom

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Eighty percent of districts & schools use digital content, and educators across subject areas want to introduce eBooks into their curriculum. But there are so many questions to address. What devices are best for classroom use? (Hint: think Apple and Google) Should digital content or devices come first? Some schools find that a slow and… Read more »

50 library systems still on pace to surpass one million digital checkouts with OverDrive in 2016

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In July we announced that more than 50 digital library collections from around the world were on pace to reach more than one million digital checkouts on their OverDrive-powered website. We’re under three months until we say goodbye to 2016 and those 50 are still on track to hit that mark. These statistics echo the… Read more »