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 »

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 »