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The importance of reading banned books

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. This year, Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Last year saw a 17% increase in the amount… Read more »

The Hogwarts Library Collection is the perfect way to celebrate 19 years later

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing and Communications Specialist and proud Gryffindor The first of September has long been considered a holiday in my life. I grew up in a house surrounded by books and none meant more to me than the Harry Potter series. This year is officially #19YearsLater which means that most my life has been… Read more »

getAbstract is offering 12 simultaneous use titles free of charge for two weeks

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Earlier this year we announced an exciting partnership with getAbstract, a catalog of 8,000+ simultaneous access business and self-improvement titles. These titles are condensed to the titles most important concepts and strategies and are designed to be able to be read in under ten minutes. To raise awareness for these incredible titles, getAbstract is offering two free… Read more »

Announcing the winners of our Curated Collection Naming Contest

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Throughout the summer, we hosted our Curated Collection Naming Contest and we’re excited to announce the winners in all five of the categories. We received nearly 200 entries and each of the five categories had over 500 votes. The following libraries will receive content credit to spend in OverDrive Marketplace. If you’re looking for creative ideas… Read more »

Books on Tape / Listening Library audiobooks your users will love

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Digipalooza isn’t the only thing coming this August. As the calendar moves closer to fall, we begin to turn our focus on some of the biggest new titles coming out and we’re excited to highlight some of Books on Tape and Listening Library’s audiobook releases coming soon. You can find these audiobooks in OverDrive Marketplace. A… Read more »

Meet the OverDrive Librarians

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst You’ve met Libby, but have you met our other OverDrive Librarians? There’s a entire team of us dedicated librarians and book lovers waiting in the wings to help you select, manage, and curate the content in your library’s digital collection. Now, you can meet each of our smiling faces… Read more »

Kodansha expands the reach of their unique and beautiful Manga titles for OverDrive users

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By: Sasha Zborovsky, OverDrive Intern Manga: A History In the last century, Manga comics have become an integral part of not only Japanese, but also global literary culture. From the unmistakably unique illustrations, to countless genres ranging from sports to magical romances, it is no surprise that these stories permeate comic-cons and comic markets across… Read more »