5 easy ways to help your staff prepare for the holiday season around the library

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist The holidays are a busy time. We appreciate that you are likely running multiple seasonal campaigns and events while also dealing with staff taking time off. To top everything off, each holiday season leads to an influx of new users accessing your OverDrive materials which leads to increased… Read more »

eHighlights gets a Makeover!

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By Emma Kanagaki, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst The Collection Development Analysts are excited to announce that our eHighlights catalog has gotten a bit of a makeover. For eHighlights, our aim is to provide a visually appealing, curated selection of content each and every month that will appeal to varying demographics and interests from… Read more »


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By Jill Grunenwald, a librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive 65 years ago today, Charles M. Schulz’s iconic comic strip made its first appearance (although it was still another two days before Charlie Brown’s beloved beagle bounced into his first panel) and next month the Peanuts gang will be making their big screen debut… Read more »

How public libraries are evolving to meet patrons’ needs in the digital age

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Public libraries have always played a vital role in the communities they serve. The changing needs and demands of  patrons have led to a physical evolution of libraries, including an increase in group work spaces, expanded computer and internet access and dedicated kids and teens hangout areas. Concurrent with this physical transformation  has been a… Read more »

OverDrive launches the first two public library digital collections in Japan

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This week Ryugasaki Public Library launched their OverDrive digital collection, becoming the first Japanese public library to do so. Ryugasaki offers their users everything from children’s and young adult literature, graphic novels, manga and nonfiction titles for health and fitness, arts and crafts and much more. In the coming days, Itako Public Library will also launch their OverDrive-powered website… Read more »

OverDrive updates: Dyslexic font options and improved waiting list displays

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This week OverDrive released new updates to our library websites that continue to provide users with a more fulfilling digital reading experience. A few months back we added a dyslexic font option to the OverDrive app. Due to the popularity of this feature it has now been added as an option on your OverDrive-powered digital library website… Read more »

Leading Chinese eBook Publishers to Receive Achievement Awards at BookExpo America

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At the largest publishing event in North America, BookExpo America (BEA), OverDrive will host a reception and present the Blue Sky Awards to publishers with top selling Chinese language adult and children’s eBooks.  Hundreds of US, Canadian and international public libraries and schools now offer their Chinese readers instant access to thousands of new Chinese… Read more »