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 »

Books in the News: Hot Topics & Famous Authors

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By: Annie Suhy, Librarian and Collection Development Specialist  Last month, we reported on the rise in popularity of a number of dystopian novels which coincided with sweeping changes to the U.S. government administration and the inauguration of President Trump. While titles like 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale continue to trend among readers, there are many… Read more »

OverDrive’s top Spring new book releases

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist. (Ed. Note: All our top spring new book releases can be found here.) Despite what your thermometer may say, around the United States, Spring has officially sprung. Here in Cleveland, we’re anxiously awaiting the weather to start reflecting this change in the seasons but luckily we have a… Read more »

Ghost in the Shell Manga, the revolutionary series, now available on OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce that the Ghost in the Shell, the award winning and revolutionary manga titles by Shirow Masamune, is now available in OverDrive Marketplace. A movie staring Scarlett Johansson is scheduled to be released in theaters at the end of March, making this the perfect time to add these titles to your digital library. In… Read more »

OverDrive eHighlights: Don’t Get Caught Without the Newest Titles

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By: Annie Suhy, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Imagine this scenario. A patron asks if you have the newest title by Jojo Moyes or James Patterson or Roxane Gay or Neil Gaiman. They follow the author on Twitter and have known about the book’s release for months, and have been anxiously waiting to be… Read more »

New to OverDrive: Hal Leonard Music Scores

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst Do you have a bride-to-be looking for music to be played live at her wedding? What about a patron who’s thinking about auditioning to the local community theater and needs an anthology of classic stage tunes? Perhaps you have a local church youth choir looking for Christian… Read more »