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 »

Webcast: How to Talk to Your School Community About OverDrive

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So, you have OverDrive – now what? Creating a shared language and skill set is important when undertaking any new technology or system. ‘Let our trainers and experts help you connect more meaningfully and accurately with your teaching team, administration, parents and students about the benefits of digital content in and outside the classroom. Join… Read more »

Launch a Shared Collection and never look back

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist February brings a strange tradition here in America. We watch, with baited breath, to see if a cute little groundhog will see it’s shadow and doom us with 6 more weeks of winter. I’ve spent my whole life in Ohio, and even if Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow,… Read more »

Three ways OverDrive supports your Professional Development goals

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Educators are requesting more Professional Development in edTech. In a 2016 survey with ASCD, OverDrive found that educators identified two major themes the responses about the PD they desired to be successful with digital content. They felt the PD should be a hands-on how-to, differentiated, ideally with facilitators who have already successfully implemented the technology… Read more »

The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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By: Jill Grunenwald, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast I was fifteen when I first discovered iconic Canadian author Margaret Atwood. It was 1997, which I only remember because the Stow Public Library in Stow, Ohio was going through a big renovation that required a temporary move which meant I… Read more »

We hope you’re hungry because Art of the Pie is the next Big Library Read selection

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Grab your aprons and your rolling pins because the Big Library Read is coming back on March 16 and we’re heading to the kitchen. Called “one of the best cookbooks of 2016” and the new “Pie-Baking Bible” by NPR, Oprah.com and others, Art of the Pie promises to be an exciting read for bakers of any… Read more »