Kyle Cassidy, author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like on the importance of libraries

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This week, the American Library Association will host its annual conference in Chicago and OverDrive will be on hand to share the latest innovations in digital reading. Before we head to the Windy City for this yearly celebration of library love however, our Professional Book Nerds interviewed Kyle Cassidy about the importance of libraries in… Read more »

Top 5 reasons Hawaii launched a shared collection

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The Hawaii State Department of Education, a statewide district serving 256 public and 34 charter schools across eight islands, was looking for an eBook and audiobook solution that pooled funds to maximize purchasing power and provide expanded reading opportunities. An OverDrive shared collection enables two or more schools to access digital content via a single… Read more »

What to check out when you’ve checked out

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The end of the school year *should* be an exciting time. Change in routine. Freedom. Quiet, finally. But for many educators, exhaustion comes first. Here’s a quick list of things you can do when you just. can’t. even. And some for when you regain your motivational footing. Binge on brain candy Who have you meaning… Read more »

Sneak peeks from OverDrive Education at ISTE 2017!

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Successful digital learning demands both flexibility and customization. In the classroom, OverDrive Education’s reading platform supports differentiated instruction, English Language Learning, Hi-Lo literacy instruction and blended learning in nearly 13,000 schools and districts in 50 countries. At the technology acquisition level, schools are maximizing budget and resources with shared eBook and audiobook collections, our most… Read more »

Digipalooza welcomes author Kelly Corrigan

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist With less than two months until Digipalooza, we are hard at work planning to make this conference the best yet! We are proud to announce the latest addition to the Digipalooza 2017 program: a live interview with bestselling memoirist Kelly Corrigan, hosted by the Professional Book Nerds Podcast. Kelly… Read more »

Blinded by Science: Big Library Read is back with The Other Einstein

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Discover the fascinating life of Mitza Maric, an incredible scientist whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow. Now through June 26th, users at participating libraries around the world can borrow The Other Einstein without any wait lists or holds as our most recent Big Library Read kicks off with Marie Bendicit’s incredible story of… Read more »

Best of Class 2016-17: OverDrive partner school successes

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. OverDrive Education’s team is lucky to work with K-12 partners across the world. Whether it’s answering your content inquiries, helping set up your digital website, providing marketing and outreach assistance, or just talking you through a new process, we enjoy all of our chances to interact with our partners. As… Read more »

Love is Love

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist June has long been known as LGBT Pride Month, a celebration demonstrating how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. June was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which occurred at the end… Read more »

Why We Need to Read More Fantasy

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By: Sasha Zborovsky, Marketing Intern. Fantasy is the ultimate escape. When the real world seems too sad or too complicated, we seek escape to other worlds. Fantasy brilliantly provides a reader with just enough magic and enchantment to not only flee reality, but also to understand it. Today, we often write off fantasy as a… Read more »