Your OverDrive Resource Center

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Yes, yours. OverDrive’s Resource Center was created with our partners in mind. We wanted it to be your one-stop-shop for all things OverDrive: the best of our marketing, collection development, training and product resources. We are coming up on the anniversary of it’s launch and hopefully you are familiar… Read more »

Why I Read

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Specialist & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. I consider myself very lucky when it comes to my employment. I’ve always loved the concept of books. If you’ll excuse the pun, the fact that all you need to do to discover a new world is open a book remains such… Read more »

Resources for Digital Learning Day 2017

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Happy Digital Learning Day! Digital Learning Day began in 2012 as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. OverDrive knows that an effective classroom is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about swapping out teachers for laptops,… Read more »

New to OverDrive: Hal Leonard Music Scores

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst Do you have a bride-to-be looking for music to be played live at her wedding? What about a patron who’s thinking about auditioning to the local community theater and needs an anthology of classic stage tunes? Perhaps you have a local church youth choir looking for Christian… Read more »

Your OverDrive Resource Center

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. OverDrive’s Resource Center was created with our school partners in mind. We wanted it to be your one-stop-shop for all things OverDrive: the best of our marketing, collection development, training and product resources. We are coming up on the anniversary of its launch and hopefully, you are familiar with our… Read more »

eReading Rooms offer unique digital library curation options

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By: Shannon Carroll, OverDrive Account Specialist  eReading Rooms are additional curated locations available on your OverDrive platform that show content that share a certain theme, age level or format.  Most commonly, our partners utilize Kids and Teens rooms, which limit content based on audience level, to provide a targeted destination for our younger customers. With… Read more »

Happy Engineers Week! Girl Day is February 23rd.

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Girl Day is a worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the fascinating world of engineering. Thousands of people—engineers, teachers and others—act as Role Models and educate girls about how engineers change our world. This simple act has turned many girls on to engineering & technology careers. Because you can’t be what you don’t see. We think… Read more »

Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium surpasses 10 million checkouts on OverDrive

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Recently, Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) shared a press release, expressing their excitement in being a part of a major milestone for the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium. The group, made up of libraries throughout the state, has long been one of our most active and forward thinking digital library partners, providing eBooks and audiobooks to the readers… Read more »

Trump Presidency Brings Many Books Back into the Spotlight

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that the times they are a-changin’. Regardless of whether you are in favor of the current political changes happening in our country or fearful of them, many of us are turning to books for the… Read more »