Dan Brown’s THE LOST SYMBOL on sale now!

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Purchase the new Dan Brown title The Lost Symbol in EPUB and audiobook format now before the September 15th release date!  You can build excitement and demand today. Check out how Westchester Library System promotes its pre-release titles. To promote big titles and future releases like Westchester does, follow these steps: Choose a title(s) that you… Read more »

National Radio Day

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Before cell phones and television, families would huddle around the radio every night to listen to everything from news broadcasts, to music, to dramatic stories.  Every August 20th we honor this important entertainment outlet with its own day…National Radio Day.  For more than 100 years radio programs have entertained and informed, and now many of… Read more »

Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day

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Sunday is National Tell a Joke Day. Ok…it may not be an official “National Holiday”, but who really needs an excuse to celebrate? In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to share some of my favorite funny reads. Of course, humor is in the eye of the beholder, but here are some of my favorites: I’m… Read more »

Outreach Program Contest Results Are In!

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OverDrive held its first Outreach Program Contest earlier this summer to encourage libraries to promote their download service inside and outside the library. We judged the entries on the creativity of the campaign and its potential to reach new users. We were delighted that nearly 40 libraries, diverse in size and location, participated, and even… Read more »

Great Series for Young Adults

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Whether it’s centered upon love, sports, school, or family, it is important for a teen to be able to find a book that they can relate to. There is no shortage of these types of titles, especially in series. The success of Twilight has brought about tremendous interest in young adult series reading. Fortunately there is life… Read more »