Read the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Original Screenplay on OverDrive

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J.K. Rowling and Pottermore have brought us in to a new era of the Wizarding World as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has arrived at theaters around the country. To further the magical experience for your readers, you can now add the original screenplay to your OverDrive digital library. You can find this,… Read more »

Consortia features evolve as Greater Phoenix Digital Library marks 10th anniversary

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By: Brian Byrne, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist As libraries continue to evolve, OverDrive is helping both stand alone and consortia best meet the needs of their member libraries and readers with improved features and tools. Participating in a shared collection has always been a highly effective way for libraries to provide eBooks, audiobooks and… Read more »

Readers’ Advisory: Holiday curated collections for your digital library

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By: Rachel Kray, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst You are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Readers’ Advisory project, which highlights our favorite selection of holiday reads! For public libraries, there are three collections: one highlighting adult titles, another showcasing kids and teen content, and a third highlighting New Year, New You themed titles. For schools,… Read more »

OverDrive Education K-12 Fall Tour Recap

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By: Melissa Higey, Manager, School Partner Services. After traveling to 9 states (including 1 in Canada), the OverDrive Education team has completed the OverDrive Education K-12 Fall Tour! We enjoyed meeting many of you, our school partners, in person. We had over 250 teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, technology specialists, and others take part. They left with… Read more »

Three digital resources for English Language Learners

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Last month, we highlighted how OverDrive is for every type of learner. Many of the resources we covered offer enormous benefits for English Language Learners (ELL). Three digital resources for English Language Learners will help the 4 million students in ELL programs across the United States. Here’s a quick review of of three digital resources for… Read more »

Maximize your new OverDrive digital library with our special webcast series

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist  The Training Team has an exciting holiday treat for libraries with the new OverDrive! Join us the second week of December for our special webcast series, Wrap Up the Year with the New OverDrive, and let us help you make this the most wonderful time of the year for… Read more »

How Harris County Public Library reached a million digital checkouts in 2016

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(Ed. Note: At the beginning of this year Harris Country Public Library set a goal of surpassing one million checkouts on their OverDrive digital collection. This potential increase in circulation would lead to additional funding and more content for their users. They created Project Mill-E to get their community on board. The results were outstanding…. Read more »

Save up to 50% on thousands of eBooks and audiobooks during the Holiday Spectacular

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  From now through the end of December, the OverDrive Holiday Spectacular will enable you to get the most out of your year-end budget. Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks including bestsellers, new releases, popular Chinese language selections and much more are 25-50% off through the holiday season. Each year, December and January bring in new… Read more »