From Picture Books to Steamy Romance Novels: 14 New Books about Love

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By: Liz Tousey, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst When people hear the word “romance” in regards to books they often think of old regency paperbacks and erotica. These are, of course, a big part of the genre but the truth is that romance is incredibly popular for all ages. Romance includes everything from books about friendship… Read more »

San Antonio Public Library creates teen-curated digital collections

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San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has long been forward thinking in regards to bringing in new users through their OverDrive digital content. They were one of the first libraries to use OverDrive Media Stations to promote their digital collections through their “Connect at Central” space in their main library branch as well as at their… Read more »

Never miss a title with eHighlights

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How many books were published in 2016? The exact count seems to vary among sources, but it’s safe to say that hundreds of thousands of new titles were born last year. That’s A LOT of books! As a librarian, it’s a tough task staying up on of all of the latest and greatest titles, especially… Read more »

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with big savings on digital content from OverDrive

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The Chinese New Year doesn’t officially happen until January 28, but we’re welcoming the Year of the Rooster for a full month by offering up to 50% off on thousands of Chinese title in OverDrive Marketplace. Starting today, we’re kicking off our celebration with huge savings, giveaways and a live webcast to help you utilize… Read more »

New Year, New You, New OverDrive

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The ball has dropped and the calendar has, once again, turned over as we welcome in a new year. People all around the world will begin their “New Year’s Resolutions” this week and one of the more popular one is to “read more books.” The recent updates to your new OverDrive experience are designed to… Read more »

Lists perfect for helping users keep their New Year Resolutions

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By: Kristin Milks, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst It’s about that time of year to create a New Year’s resolution you won’t keep! So what is it? The perpetual losing weight res.? Getting organized? Becoming financially stable? Maybe some sort of work/career goals? Be a better [insert noun here] (ex. parent, partner, friend, etc.)? Meh. I… Read more »

The OverDrive Collection Development Elves’ Most Requested End of the Year Lists

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By: Annie Suhy, Collection Development Analyst. Consumers aren’t the only ones swiping their credit cards this holiday season. As librarians, you’re shopping too, but instead of Hatchimals and LED TVs, it’s books. You’re loading up on digital content in preparation for the holiday rush, which descends upon the library just after the Christmas holiday. Happy… Read more »

Books Just for You: Gift Guides for the Holidays and Beyond

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By: Karen Estrovich, Director of Collection Development Who doesn’t like a good gift guide? I am certified shopaholic and I cannot get enough of them. Thanks to all the retailers hitting me hard with the options including guides on ‘the one who has everything’, we were inspired to do the same for readers. Oh yes,… Read more »