The After Hours Library Site

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Cindy Orr, in her monthly blog post, envisions a library website that can better serve users when the buildings are closed. Since I no longer work in an actual library building, it’s sometimes easier for me to think about services from the point of view of a customer than it was when I was actually physically… Read more »

February is Library Lovers’ Month!

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We would like to thank all of our library partners for choosing OverDrive as your digital media partner. We are certainly part of the crowd of Library Lovers! As you build your Library Lovers campaign this month, please remember to include information about your digital audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video. As Dan shared earlier this week,… Read more »

Device Resource Center now includes eBook reading devices!

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The OverDrive Device Resource Center has recently been updated to include compatible eBook reading devices like the Sony® Reader™ and Barnes & Noble nook™. If your users are looking for somewhere to learn what MP3 players or other mobile devices are compatible with the OverDrive service, have them check out the Device Resource Center. There you will find a list… Read more »

Thumbs up for B&N’s nook

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Last month, it was announced that Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks available from many OverDrive-powered ‘Virtual Branch’ websites are compatible with the Barnes & Noble nook™. After several weeks of bothering our Support Team, I finally got my hands on the nook; one of the most talked about eBook readers recently. I know it’s a little late, but I hope you will be… Read more »

What Were People Reading 100 Years Ago?

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Has our taste in reading material changed over the last century? Guest blogger Cindy Orr takes a look in her monthly blog post. Let me run a plot line by you and you can see if it sounds like a novel you, or someone you know, might like to read. Okay, here goes: Rich playboy… Read more »

National Young Readers Week and digital books

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“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” –Katherine Paterson, Author of… Read more »

The return of the cracking good read

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Genre books get no respect, but in her monthly blog post, guest blogger Cindy Orr says that could be changing. “I don’t really like mysteries, but I really enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “I never read science fiction, but I was blown away by The Road, but then again, I guess that’s not… Read more »