Summer (reading) in Oz

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With the PyeongChang Winter Games approaching, we can’t help but recall the 2000 Summer Games, and the “unseasonably” cold weather in Sydney. Northern Hemisphere dwellers, some of us challenged by geography and climate, sat smugly in shorts, watching those poor runners and swimmers lose the battle against goosebumps. When the announcers reminded us that it was,… Read more »

6 Most Popular Manga Series of 2017

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist 2017 was an exceptional year for manga readers. As new volumes were added to popular series and new series were introduced, there was a story for every fan to enjoy. Our partners, Kodansha Advanced Media and VIZ Media, released numerous titles that received recognition as some of the best manga of… Read more »

Brush up on the beasts: Host a Harry Potter Book Night

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Join us in celebrating the Wizarding World titles once again, with the return of Harry Potter Book Night, on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Devoted to the stories that brought us characters such as Harry, Ron and Hermione and magical creatures such as the Niffler and the Basilisk, Harry Potter Book… Read more »

6 Tips on How Libby Can Help You Read More in 2018

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Many bookish people are starting 2018 off with new reading goals and high hopes to read more than the year before. With titles piling up on “To Be Read” lists, it can be difficult to stay on track with projected reading goals. Local libraries have numerous tools and… Read more »

Cost Per Circ lending model launches in OverDrive Marketplace

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Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks and videos are now available in the Cost Per Circ (CPC) lending model in OverDrive Marketplace. You’ll find popular books from more than 30 publishers, including HarperCollins, Blackstone Audio, Baker Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio. Add these titles to your collection and only pay when they’re borrowed by a patron…. Read more »

The OverDrive Million Checkout Club hits 58 members in 2017

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Recently, we shared news about another record-setting year in digital reading as libraries and schools around the world circulated over a quarter of a billion titles through OverDrive in 2017. Libraries hit individual milestones as well, with 58 library systems surpassed 1 million eBook and audiobook checkouts in the calendar year. The libraries represented the… Read more »

Earn an “A” in the Student User Experience

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By: Courtney Sveda, Training Specialist. Welcome back! In mid-January, we’re getting back into the groove of waking up early and, depending on where you live, wishing for a snow day. With students’ return to school, it’s the perfect time to learn (or review) how they can take advantage of your school’s digital library website. We invite… Read more »

Sacramento PL adds hundreds of new patrons in two months using OverDrive’s instant library card feature

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The Sacramento Public Library (SPL) is the latest OverDrive partner to see an influx of new users to their digital library thanks to our instant library card feature. The service, accessible through both Libby and your OverDrive-powered websites, provides first-time users a digital library card in under 30 seconds. Libraries across the country have embraced this seamless tool… Read more »