7 books to better understand the immigrant experience

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(Ed. Note: All titles discussed in this post can be purchased in OverDrive Marketplace in this list.) By: Bethany Porter, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Specialist If you’ve followed the news in the past few months, or happened to interact with anyone who’s followed the news, you may have noticed that immigration is a very… Read more »

2017 RITA Award Finalists announced by the Romance Writers of America

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(Ed. Note: All of the RITA Award Finalists can be purchased from this list in OverDrive Marketplace.) Each year the Romance Writers of America (RWA) presents the RITA awards, recognizing excellence in published romance novels and novellas. Categories range from Contemporary Romance of varying lengths to Young Adult Romance, Historical, Erotic, Paranormal and several other… Read more »

Books in the News: Hot Topics & Famous Authors

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By: Annie Suhy, Librarian and Collection Development Specialist  Last month, we reported on the rise in popularity of a number of dystopian novels which coincided with sweeping changes to the U.S. government administration and the inauguration of President Trump. While titles like 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale continue to trend among readers, there are many… Read more »

OverDrive Summer Read eBook titles

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We are excited to announce the return of our annual OverDrive Summer Read program, designed to encourage your students to keep reading all year long. This program aims to help prevent the Summer Slide by providing exciting titles for your students that are simultaneously available during the summer weeks. OverDrive Summer Read June 7 –… Read more »

Start the conversation about eBooks without saying a word

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. You can ask her about eBooks anytime. It can sometimes be a challenge to represent something intangible in a tangible way. In your library branch, patrons can browse the stacks, pick up books, read the jacket copy and flip through the pages. They can’t do this in the same… Read more »

March Sadness: J/YA books to cry by

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The Professional Book Nerds podcast recently celebrated its100th episode! For over a year, The Professional Book Nerds podcast has been introducing listeners to authors and offering book recommendations with new episodes coming out every Monday and Thursday. One of our favorite episodes is March Sadness, books that made us cry. Books to cry by We’ve… Read more »

OverDrive’s top Spring new book releases

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist. (Ed. Note: All our top spring new book releases can be found here.) Despite what your thermometer may say, around the United States, Spring has officially sprung. Here in Cleveland, we’re anxiously awaiting the weather to start reflecting this change in the seasons but luckily we have a… Read more »