Professional Book Nerds podcast celebrates its 100th episode

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By: Adam Sockel, co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast This morning, the Professional Book Nerds podcast released it’s 100th episode, an interview with YA author extraordinaire, Barry Lyga. Barry’s latest novel, Bang, tells the story of a four-year-old toddler who accidentally shoots and kills his infant sister, and how he struggles to cope with… Read more »

You’ve launched a Shared Collection. Now What?

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. Last month we told you all about OverDrive’s Shared Collections. We caught up with Independent School Library Director’s Association (ISLDA) and heard about why they chose OverDrive to be their digital content provider. We previewed how easy it is to launch a shared collection, as you are provided a team… Read more »

OverDrive shares significant growth in usage at London Book Fair

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. At the London Book Fair, March 14-16, OverDrive’s global expansion is providing one of the hottest opportunities in the publishing industry. With new library partners launching in Europe, Asia and Latin America, digital book sales will continue to grow as readers want popular content (both native and translated)… Read more »

K-5 Quickstart is a year old. Celebrate with free eBooks!

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By: Nikka Hronis, Account Specialist. Just one short year ago, we announced the launch of OverDrive’s K-5 QuickStart collection—a reading service developed to promote reading, encourage digital learning, and support literacy goals for grades K-5. This fall, we took things a step further and set out to donate a K-5 QuickStart digital collection of free… Read more »

4 easy ways to use OverDrive Help

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. OverDrive Help is a wonderful resource for library users who are looking for FAQs, getting started guides or simply want to learn something new about your digital library services. Readers can do a quick search to get articles about countless topics… Read more »

OverDrive Education announces K-12 school spring tour dates

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The OverDrive Education team is traveling to 9 states (including 1 in Canada) on our K-12 Fall Tour! We enjoyed meeting many of you, our school partners, in person. We had over 250 teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, technology specialists, and others take part. They left with tools to make the most of OverDrive in the school community… Read more »

Best of International Women’s Day 2017

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March is Women’s History Month. March 8th was International Women’s Day. If you spent any time on social media yesterday, you saw plenty of creative expressions in the ongoing struggle for gender equity. Here are a few of our favorites: ‘Fearless Girl’ fittingly fearless of crowds The statue appeared overnight in advance of international Women’s Day challenging… Read more »

Ghost in the Shell Manga, the revolutionary series, now available on OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce that the Ghost in the Shell, the award winning and revolutionary manga titles by Shirow Masamune, is now available in OverDrive Marketplace. A movie staring Scarlett Johansson is scheduled to be released in theaters at the end of March, making this the perfect time to add these titles to your digital library. In… Read more »