Use Community Reserve to share unique resources

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Guest blogger Cynthia Orr encourages libraries to share local content on their download websites in her monthly blog post. Community Reserve is a free tool that OverDrive libraries can use to upload their own content to share with their patrons as well as those of other libraries. About 400 works in all formats have been shared… Read more »

Halloween treats for your ‘Virtual Branch’

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It’s that time of year again when co-workers bring in too much fun size candy, scary movies with unrealistic monsters are on almost every channel, and shopping for the perfect costume can become such a hassle. And I love every minute of it! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays as it is filled with fun decorations,… Read more »

Celebrate Banned Books Week

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My mom was the greatest children’s book narrator that a kid could ask for; she brought every single story to life with her exciting voices and enthusiasm for every story. Halloween was always my favorite time of year because the stories always more funny voices, sounds, and songs then usual. Every fall I would delight when she took out… Read more »

BIG Fall Books

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It’s the official start of Fall and with the season comes some BIG BOOKS (in addition to The Lost Symbol, of course). Here are a few titles we are excited about: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. In this novel, Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, the… Read more »

Happy Hobbit Day!

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Today, we travel to Middle-earth to celebrate the lives of two of literature’s most beloved characters. That’s right, September 22nd is the birthday of the most famous Shire hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, both said to be born years apart during the Third Age. Hobbit Day is part Tolkien Week, first created in 1978 by the American… Read more »

Oprah’s Book Pick #63: SAY YOU’RE ONE OF THEM

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Our predictions were correct!  The #63 Oprah’s Book Club pick is: Say You’re One of Them by Uwen Akpan. Add Say You’re One of Them in eBook and audiobook as well as past Oprah Picks and Oprah’s Kids Picks titles to your download collection!  Check out Content Reserve Marketplace for the featured Oprah collection lists.

Do you know the next Oprah’s Book Club pick?

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As much as I would really like Oprah to shock us all and do something totally different, I don’t think Kathy Griffin’s presumptuously named new memoir released today will be the next Oprah’s Book Club pick. Speculating from insider information via the publisher to the blogosphere, we think the next pick is… Say You’re One of… Read more »

Are You Ready for Some Football?

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It’s that time of year again when NFL fans are filled with hope and promise that their beloved team will be the best. Where I’m from, September through February is painted brown and orange, people brag about the Dawg Pound, and fans brave the ice, wind, and snow to make it to the game. Football… Read more »