Readers’ Advisory: Holiday curated collections for your digital library

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By: Rachel Kray, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst You are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Readers’ Advisory project, which highlights our favorite selection of holiday reads! For public libraries, there are three collections: one highlighting adult titles, another showcasing kids and teen content, and a third highlighting New Year, New You themed titles. For schools,… Read more »

Save up to 50% on thousands of eBooks and audiobooks during the Holiday Spectacular

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  From now through the end of December, the OverDrive Holiday Spectacular will enable you to get the most out of your year-end budget. Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks including bestsellers, new releases, popular Chinese language selections and much more are 25-50% off through the holiday season. Each year, December and January bring in new… Read more »

The Pets of OverDrive recommend…

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Here at OverDrive, we love our literary pets! We asked our beloved cats, dogs, and hedgehogs to share their favorite book. The responses were fun and amusing, ranging from classic tales like The Wizard of Oz and To Kill a Mockingbird to new favorites like The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Click this link to see… Read more »

Building a Westworld curated collection for your digital library

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: You can see the full collection of Westworld readalikes here.) Books are great for escapism, about completely immersing yourself in a fictional world. But what if you could really immerse yourself? Like, live in that world and have face to face interactions with the characters?… Read more »

Streaming Video Sale: Horror and Foreign Film

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By Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive You can see the full list of sale titles mentioned in this story here. Happy October! Time to get your favorite sweaters out of storage, fire up the crock pot, and flavor everything with pumpkin. It’s also time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. And… Read more »

Reading lists to celebrate #LGBT Awareness Month

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By: Jill Grunenwald, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst October marks LGBT History Month in the United States, with October 11th being National Coming Out Day. Here at OverDrive, we recognize the importance of celebrating the tremendous civil rights strides the LGBT community has made over the years and highlighting the icons and individuals who have… Read more »

Fun & New YA Nonfiction for Teen Read Week

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By: Liz Tousey, OverDrive Collection Development Specialist. Click here to find all of these books in Marketplace. Full of personal stories, humor, and titles with plenty of exclamation points, we’ve complied a list of young adult nonfiction books that fit perfectly with this year’s Teen Read Week theme of “For the Fun of It!” And… Read more »

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 »