Celebrate Earth Day with OverDrive

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist Around OverDrive’s Blue Sky campus we take Earth Day seriously. On this day, we kick off our office gardening group and place an emphasis on our year-long recycling campaigns. Stop by our LEED-certified green building and you’ll find efficient lighting, HVAC and low-water fixtures all designed to… Read more »

Webinar—How to Make Blended Learning Work in Your School

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The blended learning approach is growing in popularity for K-12, but what are the best practices to ensure you achieve its full benefits? Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insight from Instructional Technology Coach Anne Aita, who’ll share how she’s helped the Beaufort County Public School District (SC) successfully integrate eBooks and audiobooks into… Read more »

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library audiobook brings magic to your headphones

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist & lifelong Potterhead. Harry Potter has been a part of my life for nearly twenty years. The first book came out when I was eleven years old and I have been enamored with J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World ever since. I feel fortunate to count myself as one of the… Read more »

Spring into eBooks on social media

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist If you haven’t stopped by the Resource Center lately, make sure to check out “What’s Trending” in the Marketing section to download a suite of spring-themed promotional graphics, bookmarks and half-sheet flyers. The print materials can be displayed or distributed in your library or community and the graphics can… Read more »

Advantage Plus provides flexible collection options for consortium libraries

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Advantage Plus options available in OverDrive Marketplace. New options include the ability for Advantage members to share titles with the consortium while maintaining wait list priority for their users, and more flexibility over which titles are shared or moved to the shared collection. We’ve expanded Advantage… Read more »

School Libraries Empower Students

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School librarians report that eBooks and audiobooks help them reach sneaky readers, Hi-Lo readers and those seeking the privacy that digital reading provides. As a result for the past two years, OverDrive Education has seen a 48 percent growth in eBook and audiobook checkouts in school libraries, due at least in part to the independence… Read more »

Social Justice 101 titles for J/YA

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By: Bethany Porter, Collection Development Specialist. If you’ve visited social media even once the past few months, you’ve noticed the increased engagement in the political process and opinions on social issues. We are asking some hard questions right now. What is actually happening? Is this ok? What can I do to help? There’s a lot… Read more »

10 authors share their #LibraryLove

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By: Adam Sockel, co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast Libraries. They are a pillar of our communities. A safe haven for readers both young and old. An escape from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. A gateway to not just knowledge, but to librarians who can help you find the right knowledge…. Read more »