The Digital Library Blog was launched one year ago this month with a simple mission: to help OverDrive library partners better serve their patrons. Since then we’ve published over 200 posts with service news, collection development tips, and promotional ideas. And many of our partners have shared their own experiences with the OverDrive service.

If you’re a regular Digital Library Blog reader, you may have noticed something a little different when visited this blog yesterday.  For our anniversary, we decided to upgrade the blog and move it to our recently launched

Sony Reader Pocket EditionWe also thought it would be great to give something away as a way to welcome you to our new home. So we’re giving you the chance to win a free Sony Reader Pocket Edition.  Here are the details:

There are four ways to enter our Sony Reader Pocket Edition giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog entry, telling us the library you download from
  2. Sign up for daily email updates from the Digital Library Blog (via Feedburner)
  3. “Like” us on Facebook
  4. Follow us on Twitter

If you perform one of the actions above, you’re entered once. If you perform two, you’re entered twice, and so on.

Don’t worry if you already follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or receive email updates. You’re already entered into our giveaway.

UPDATED: The contest is now closed. Check back soon to see if you’ve won.

Thank you to all of our readers who’ve followed us for the last year. To all of our new readers, welcome.

Dan Stasiewski is a marketing associate for OverDrive.

302 Responses to “UPDATED: Win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition from the Digital Library Blog”

  1. Alicia Ahlvers

    Kansas City Public Library and Johnson County KS Library

  2. Vivian W.

    I use overdrive every chance I get. I also introduce this product to all the sutdents in the classes I teach. It is an excellent way for busy people to “read.”

  3. Linda Young

    Very soon in the near future (just finishing Browse/Checkout/Download training!!!) from Cambria County Library, Johnstown, PA

  4. Ray Arnett

    Congratulations on the move – looking forward to all of those good ideas. Fremont Area District Library

  5. Tracy H

    Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System
    Hazeltine Public Library, (Busti, NY)

  6. Sandra Lynne Burke

    I am working at the Ottawa Public Library in Ontario,Canada. I read all you great blurbs you send, on the books patrons can download.

  7. Anna Cornelius

    I am glad to see the progress. Will visit soon.
    Southeast Regional Library

  8. Anna Cornelius

    This is Anna again. SERL is part of Maricopa County Library District in Phoenix AZ; our branch is is Gilbert, AZ.

  9. Debra

    Spokane County Library District, WA

    I really wish libraries could get ALL the digital content on Overdrive which publishers are providing to bookstores. I do love reading off my NOOK.

  10. Jill McCullough

    I am so hooked, personally, on audiobooks, and, as a purchaser of our teen fiction, I appreciate the large selection of audiobooks available! Thanks!

  11. Penny Ramirez

    Crystal Lake Public Library – part of North Suburban Digital Consortium!

  12. Debby Rexon

    I’m a pig — I access Overdrive via Air Force, Navy, and Army accounts, 3 public libraries in NJ — Mt. Laurel, Burlington County and Ocean County.

  13. Kathie Brown

    We download from the Farmington Community Library (Farmington) through our Metronet Online Lending Library account. Love it!

  14. Jodi Russ

    Monroe County Library System, Monroe, MI through the Woodlands Downloadable Library

  15. Cathy mealing

    We love Overdrive. Your company terrific and you always looking for ways to improve your products and add compatibility with other forms of media.

  16. Nancy

    Right now we have just e-audiobooks!
    Send us the Sony Reader!
    Allen County Public Library–
    Fort Wayne, IN

    THANKS for this opportunity!

  17. Nan Scott

    Having Overdrive at our library is a fabulous opportunity.
    Eureka Public Library District, Eureka, IL

  18. Kris P.

    North Carroll Branch Library of Carroll County (MD) Public Library

  19. Angela Katterhagen

    Looking forward to the Overdrive Training Month webinars. I have helped two patrons with downloading items to their e-readers this week! (we learned together :0) )
    Rice Lake Public Library

  20. Lucy L

    St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Charles County, MO

  21. Cheryl Vasan

    Clermont County Public Library – east of Cincinnati, OH

  22. Sarah Shelley

    I use the fabulous Boston Public Library to download my books.

  23. Vaughn Stamper

    North Carolina Digital Library
    Hickory Public Library
    Hickory, NC

    So… should a ‘comment’ be to the effect that I’m glad you moved since that notice made me, well, take notice, and discover the best thing since sliced bread, or is just the name and location of our library comment enough, I wonder?

  24. Deb

    I download from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, as a partner with the Kansas State Library.

  25. Therese Kenny

    As of tomorrow… Loreto Normanhurst, Sydney Australia.

    Eagerly anticipating the big OverDrive launch!! 🙂

  26. Lynne Fretz

    Downloading from the ever busy,Brighton Memorial Library,in Rochester, NY., a part of the Monroe County Library System.

  27. Millie Gonzalez

    Downloading from Framingham State University, Framingham, MA, part of Minuteman Library Network.

  28. Jacque Wrightson

    Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library (Suffolk Cooperative Library System) Shirley, NY

  29. Barbara Henry

    Wood Library, Pioneer Library System, Canandaigua, New York

  30. Micah Levine

    Francis Perkins Branch Library, Worcester, MA
    Thanks for your great service!

  31. Denise Gardner

    I work at the R.B. Tullis Library in New Caney, TX. We have dedicated an area next to the elevator where we showcase the digital library in several different ways. We also teach Digital OverDrive classes in our computer lab and generally educate our patrons on the wonderful digital opportunities that are available to them for free.
    Thanks for providing such an awesome product and service.
    Denise Gardner

  32. Mary Ellen Hardiman

    North Providence Union Free Library aka Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public
    Library and Cultural Center, North Providence, RI

  33. Carol Murray

    Howard County Library, Columbia, MD. Overdrive is awesome!

  34. Desiree Fedrick

    Overdrive is such a convenient service for the many patrons who check out high volumes of audio books each week.

    Bedford Public Library
    Bedford, Indiana

  35. Alexandra

    Using NC Digital Library overdrive is like opening a whole new department for our library users at North Davidson Public Library in Welcome, NC. In September we will start checking out our Sony Reader and our Nook to help our users learn about the readers and using them with overdrive. Thanks!

  36. Michele

    Have been using The Contra Costa County Library and the Northern California Digital Library for years with a Zune and now also with my Andriod phone. I am always listening. I am looking forward to reading soon on my Android phone 🙂

  37. Stasia Bassett

    Eckhart Public Library in Auburn, Indiana is a fairly new customer and we have had great response to the new service. We love it.

  38. Beth

    I use Overdrive through the Scottsdale Public Library in Arizona, and it’s so easy and fun!

  39. MaryAnn Tweedy

    I work at the Bryant Library in Roslyn (Nassau County, New York).

    I love your eAudiobooks and am looking forward to downloading your eBooks to a Sony Reader.

    You are the future of reading.

    MaryAnn Tweedy (Information Services Librarian)

  40. Brenda

    Overdrive is great as long as you use a windows-based operating system, but what about the Linux users? It would be nice to download using that operating system as well.

  41. Karen Demers

    We love Overdrive and have a growing number of users. I am looking forward to seeing the new Disney offerings to have a collection to market to our youngest patrons.

  42. Kathy

    So glad to have access to Overdrive at the Wayne County Public Library in Ohio!

  43. Amy Duncan

    I download books from the Napanee Public Library and Kingston Frontenac library. Yeah for Overdrive and public libraries!

  44. Carolyn Dixson

    I have an iphone and I download from Broward County Library Overdrive digital library. My vision is getting impaired a little so to be able to access the service on a reader would increase my reading.

    Keep up the great work.

    Thank you

  45. Carolyn Dixson

    The customers in Broward County really love this service.

  46. Andrea McKeon

    Our Overdrive site is not up yet but our clients and staff are already very excited about it.
    Redland Libraries, Queensland, Australia

  47. Julie Grice

    I have enjoyed e-books, and I look forward seeing new books as they are added.

  48. Jana Kehn

    I am a Librarian at Lied Scottsbluff Public Library in Scottsbluff, NE and have developed a workshop on Overdrive that I put on for our patrons and other librarians alike to learn how to use Overdrive. In the last 6 months I think I have done 9 workshops. I love Overdrive and so do our patrons. Even my young grandkids use Overdrive. It’s great!!

  49. R Strawser

    We’re waiting to “go live with OverDrive”, hopefully in the next month. Our patrons are looking forward to learning about and accessing e-books and other materials. Right now patrons are debating the Amazon vs B&N readers. It’s be nice to throw Sony’s into the mix, too!

  50. Jennifer Marlatt

    I download ebooks & eaudiobooks from the Southern California Digital Library.

  51. Mike LaFleur

    I use the Great River Regional Library system based out of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

  52. Carolyn Hardy

    I download audiobooks from the Monroe Public Library in Monroe, Wisconsin, home of the Cheesemakers!

  53. Heather Daniels

    I download ebooks & eaudiobooks from the Spartanburg County Public Library in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  54. Shirley Reimer

    I download from the Nelson Municipal Library in Nelson, Britihs Columbia.

  55. Ann

    We hear all the time from those using Overdrive how glad they are that their library offers such a service! Loving it!

  56. Renee

    Thanks for the information, I always like to have something new to tell my patrons.

  57. Kym Lucas

    I download from Medina County District Library in Medina, OH.

  58. Betsy O'Neil

    I download from Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.

  59. Diane Kurtz

    Soon will be downloading from the Stratford Library Association, Stratford, CT!

  60. Connie

    I download books from Springfield/Greene County, Missouri and Kansas City Library

  61. Lori Duquette

    I really cannot do without Overdrive these days, just so convenient. I use Overdrive via Madison, WI public library system and/or the Wisconsin PUblic Library Consortium.

  62. Sarah Sindelar

    I download from the Redford Public Library in Redford, Michigan. I love Overdrive!

  63. Nate

    I download from Prince William County Public Library (audiobooks only, unfortunately).

  64. Matthew

    Okanagan Regional for this guy, too. British Columbia. Loves it.

  65. Mikki

    I download from Indian Trails Public Library District in Wheeling Illinois

  66. Melinda G

    I download from Harris County Public Library in Houston, TX.

  67. Karen Duffy

    I download ebooks and audiobooks from Dundee City Libraries, Scotland, UK

  68. diane mcwethy


    I download from the Clermont County Public Library and I love it!