Alan Cumming on the Professional Book Nerds podcast

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Last week, our Professional Book Nerds celebrated the podcast’s one year birthday by interviewing Alan Cumming at the Cuyahoga County Public Library in their packed auditorium. Alan was in town performing his cabaret-style show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, and he took time to chat with us about his latest book, You Got to Get Bigger… Read more »

How to keep kids reading over winter break

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There will be no shortage of snowball fights, visitors and other fun distractions over the holiday break from school. Kids will probably try to keep up with all the attention-grabbing mayhem, and they may not take the quiet time they need to refuel and recharge. Both teachers and parents can help lay groundwork to keep… Read more »

‘Tis the season to be eReadin’: New holiday materials

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Whether you’re suffering through a cold front, complete with snow and (gulps) ice, or peak tourism as your climate offers sweet, sweet relief–we all know it’s the season to get cozy. And what better way to get cozy than with your favorite eBook or audiobook, some marshmallow loaded cocoa,… Read more »

Librarian Share: Digital stock development tips from a UK librarian

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Ed. Note: At an OverDrive-hosted library seminar in October in London, our friend and library partner Philip Schofield, from Kent County Council, had the opportunity to share some best practices behind digital collection development. While stock selection criteria may vary across libraries, we’re sharing his tips for how to get your digital stock in good… Read more »

How K-12 uses devices in the classroom

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Eighty percent of schools and districts use eBooks, audiobooks and digital textbooks in their classrooms. That’s a lot of devices to manage, and the technology is constantly changing. We wondered how students were using devices in the classroom to access that digital content. Was 1:1 most common, or BYOD? What devices are most popular? Which are… Read more »

OverDrive’s Jill Grunenwald shares her best books of the year on NPR’s On Point

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By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst When I say I love talking about books, I mean I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS. It’s one reason we started the Professional Book Nerds podcast a year ago. Thanks to the podcast, I was asked to come onto NPR’s show On Point to discuss my favorite… Read more »

8 ideas to create a Literacy Week at your school

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By: Elmarie Pierce, Reddam House School, South Africa. No matter where you live, one way to promote reading happiness is by organizing a Literacy Week at your library or school. Elmarie Pierce, one of OverDrive’s international school partners, shares how Reddam House School in Constantia, South Africa celebrates their Literacy Week. Library Week. Book Week…. Read more »