New monthly K-12 webcasts start June 19th!

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Join OverDrive for a series of live monthly webcasts specifically designed for you, our administrators, classroom teachers, media specialists, and school librarians. We’ll discuss the basics of shopping in Marketplace, the student user experience, and strategies for talking to your school community about your OverDrive service. Plan ahead for professional development and all-staff days, or register… Read more »

Learn Something New…and win prizes!

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Educators #passthepassion for learning on to their students. It’s sort of the whole point of education done well. Most of us remember fondly a teacher or librarian who helped us discover a love of learning, of reading. It’s basically the job description. If we’re lucky we get at least one adult in our school journey… Read more »

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library audiobook brings magic to your headphones

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist & lifelong Potterhead. Harry Potter has been a part of my life for nearly twenty years. The first book came out when I was eleven years old and I have been enamored with J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World ever since. I feel fortunate to count myself as one of the… Read more »

For National Poetry Month, a sonnet

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If Hollywood is to be believed, students unfailingly hate studying poetry. This is hardly a universal truth. True, some poets have left us with harder codes to crack. And yet. Most students love writing their own poetry. And so do we! We tried out a sonnet to celebrate national Poetry Month. During April, what are you… Read more »

March Sadness: J/YA books to cry by

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The Professional Book Nerds podcast recently celebrated its100th episode! For over a year, The Professional Book Nerds podcast has been introducing listeners to authors and offering book recommendations with new episodes coming out every Monday and Thursday. One of our favorite episodes is March Sadness, books that made us cry. Books to cry by We’ve… Read more »

K-5 Quickstart is a year old. Celebrate with free eBooks!

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By: Nikka Hronis, Account Specialist. Just one short year ago, we announced the launch of OverDrive’s K-5 QuickStart collection—a reading service developed to promote reading, encourage digital learning, and support literacy goals for grades K-5. This fall, we took things a step further and set out to donate a K-5 QuickStart digital collection of free… Read more »