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Curated Collections Create Circulation Commotion

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(Ed. Note: This blog was written by Jessica Russell, Collection Development Manager at Harris County Public Library.) We love OverDrive’s Curated Collection feature here at Harris County Public Library! It’s all of the creative excitement of putting together a book display with none of the hassle of trying to put your hands on enough books… Read more »

Audiobooks that Kids and Parents Can Enjoy Together

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By: Liz Tousey, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Ed. Note: You can view and purchase all these titles for your collection here: Click here to browse a list of these audiobooks and more in Marketplace.) Many of us know from personal experience that audiobooks are great for the individual listener, but we think they’re also great for… 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 »

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 »

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 »

7 books to better understand the immigrant experience

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(Ed. Note: All titles discussed in this post can be purchased in OverDrive Marketplace in this list.) By: Bethany Porter, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Specialist If you’ve followed the news in the past few months, or happened to interact with anyone who’s followed the news, you may have noticed that immigration is a very… Read more »

2017 RITA Award Finalists announced by the Romance Writers of America

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(Ed. Note: All of the RITA Award Finalists can be purchased from this list in OverDrive Marketplace.) Each year the Romance Writers of America (RWA) presents the RITA awards, recognizing excellence in published romance novels and novellas. Categories range from Contemporary Romance of varying lengths to Young Adult Romance, Historical, Erotic, Paranormal and several other… Read more »