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 »

Discover Manga with up to 50% off top trending titles

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. OverDrive has partnered with Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM) and VIZ Media, the two bestselling manga publishers to provide hundreds of translated (English) manga titles to libraries in North America. Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM), is offering 50% off newly-added titles through February 28th! KAM focuses on the digital distribution… Read more »

Save up to 50% on 2000+ romance titles during our February sale

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With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the month, February has become the unofficial “Romance Month” in the literary world. For libraries, this means big savings as over 2,000 romance titles are up to 50% of in OverDrive Marketplace from now through the 20th. Sale titles include bestsellers from Nicholas Sparks, Susan Mallery, Samantha… Read more »

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology: A masterclass in storytelling

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By: Kristin Milks, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst Gods, heroes, drinking, battling, and a lot of clever brutes. Thus is Nordic mythology. Literature is informed by oral traditions of long ago like Homer’s works, religion, philosophy, and histories of the ancients. Most of us know a bit about Greek/Roman mythology due to the empire created by… Read more »