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 »

getAbstract provides expert summaries of popular business and management books

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getAbstract’s catalog of over 8,000 simultaneous access eBook titles is available now in Marketplace.  The collection includes abstracts of some of the most popular and best-selling business, career and self-improvement books such as The 4-hour Workweek, Start with Why, Getting to Yes, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 10% Happier and… Read more »

Digital Book Clubs Bring Communities of All Sizes Together

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist As previously noted, digital Book Clubs are a perfect way to bring communities of readers together, regardless of their size or geographic proximity to one another. Digital Book Clubs enable a shared connection through reading that wouldn’t otherwise be possible for users who can’t make it to… Read more »

For National Poetry Month, a sonnet

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If Hollywood is to be believed, students unfailingly hate studying poetry. This is hardly a universal truth. True, some poets have left us with harder codes to crack. And yet. Most students love writing their own poetry. And so do we! We tried out a sonnet to celebrate national Poetry Month. During April, what are you… Read more »

George Saunders discusses Lincoln in the Bardo on the Professional Book Nerds podcast

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By: Adam Sockel, co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast George Saunders is considered around the world as one of the seminal voices of modern language. His collections of short stories have become international bestsellers and Time has named in him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. Recently, he released his first full… Read more »