Libraries surpass 196 million checkouts on OverDrive in 2016

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2016 turned out to be another record setting year as nearly 200 million eBooks and audiobooks were borrowed from OverDrive-powered library digital collections. This was an increase of 21% over a previously record high in 2015. These impressive numbers are the result of several key factors including the continued marketing and promotional efforts of our… Read more »

OverDrive’s Jill Grunenwald shares her best books of the year on NPR’s On Point

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By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst When I say I love talking about books, I mean I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS. It’s one reason we started the Professional Book Nerds podcast a year ago. Thanks to the podcast, I was asked to come onto NPR’s show On Point to discuss my favorite… Read more »

OverDrive to Donate Popular eBooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools

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  We are serious about empowering young readers. To that end, we have launched a new initiative that will make hundreds of popular eBooks available to children for free. As part of OverDrive’s 30th anniversary and mission to create “a world enlightened by reading,” we are donating a collection of eBooks to up to 1,000 elementary… Read more »

Digital content keeps users connected to the library

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Earlier this week we shared information from a Pew Research report stating that public awareness of library eBooks has never been higher. The report provided survey findings that show three out of every five adults now know that their library offers digital content, a significant increase from the… Read more »

Awareness of library eBook availability is at an all-time high

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Recently, Pew released a report titled “Libraries and Learning”, which found that the number of people aware of digital materials at their library has never been higher. As lifestyles continue to get busier and technologies advance, people are taking advantage of eBooks and digital audiobooks more than ever…. Read more »