The hottest new Young Adult books for Teen Read Week

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By: Kristin Milks, Collection Development Specialist Young and old! Serious and sassy! Fantasy and reality readers! GATHER AROUND! It’s time to talk about the exciting Young Adult books of 2016 we recommend you add to your collection for Teen Read Week. Now where to start… Fantasy: Someone somewhere said that an unknown author by the… Read more »

Reviewing Margaret Atwood’s spectacular Tempest re-imaginging, Hag-seed

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By: Kristin Milks, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst O, brave new world that has such people in it! -William Shakespeare, The Tempest Oh brave Margaret Atwood who takes such a gorgeous play underfoot (or pen if you prefer)! The Hogarth Shakespeare series continues on with the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood who sets out to rediscover The… Read more »

Batman #1 available for free from Trajectory and DC Comics in OverDrive Marketplace

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In honor of the recent celebration of Batman Day, our friends at at Trajectory and DC Comics have made Batman #1 available for free in OverDrive Marketplace from now until September 26th. This Caped Crusader story features breakout author Tom King and the artwork of David Finch as they team up for an action-packed adventure… Read more »

Magnifying the Mystery Genre with BISAC

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Specialist Recently, the OverDrive Collection Development Librarians had stars in their eyes and butterflies in their stomachs when they pulled together a bouquet of romance-focused lists using the new BISAC codes in Marketplace. This month, our Staff Librarians team up with BISAC once again, but this time, with a… Read more »

Manga titles can be both entertaining and educational

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When adding Manga titles to your collection it’s possible you assume that they’re just for entertainment reading, however Manga can be great for children and teen education purposes as well. Manga titles often include wisdom and knowledge while maintaining the characteristics of being fun, easy to understand and something readers can relate to and enjoy…. Read more »

OverDrive Streaming Video Round-Up, September 2016

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By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development AnalystWelcome back to another exciting post about the new Streaming Video titles that arrived this month. August had a little bit of everything: The Congressman stars Treat Williams as a disillusioned congressman who tries to find a way to make a positive difference despite all the corruption he… Read more »

World-renowned Pimsleur Language Program Teams with OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Language Programs to be the exclusive international (outside the U.S.) digital wholesaler to public and school libraries and non-exclusively to U.S. public libraries and corporate libraries worldwide. The Pimsleur Language Program offers 50 languages for English speakers and has proven expertise in English as a Second… Read more »

Using Simultaneous Use digital titles to boost circulation and discovery

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By: Todd Warhola, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: Every title and list in this post can be purchased as a part of a Simultaneous Use plan in OverDrive Marketplace. Click Here to see all of our Simultaneous Use Plans.) Discovery is a trending topic in libraries right now. Featured collections are a great way for your library… Read more »

eHighlights Prepares You for the Fall Reading Rush

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Fall is for reading. Students crack open (or instantly check-out) school books, classic novels, and study guides while us adults look forward to the release of some of the year’s biggest books typically released during the busiest season for the publishing world. In this month’s editions of eHighlights,… Read more »