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The OverDrive Million Checkout Club hits 58 members in 2017

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Recently, we shared news about another record-setting year in digital reading as libraries and schools around the world circulated over a quarter of a billion titles through OverDrive in 2017. Libraries hit individual milestones as well, with 58 library systems surpassed 1 million eBook and audiobook checkouts in the calendar year. The libraries represented the… Read more »

Sacramento PL adds hundreds of new patrons in two months using OverDrive’s instant library card feature

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The Sacramento Public Library (SPL) is the latest OverDrive partner to see an influx of new users to their digital library thanks to our instant library card feature. The service, accessible through both Libby and your OverDrive-powered websites, provides first-time users a digital library card in under 30 seconds. Libraries across the country have embraced this seamless tool… Read more »

How Mid-Continent Public Library uses training to create eBook experts and reach new circulation goals

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A key component to the success of a digital service is awareness. We’re proud of the the apps, websites and products we create as well as the world class content we provide, but if library patrons aren’t aware that digital reading is an option to them it doesn’t matter how great the experience is. We… Read more »

Congratulations to the Digital Dash winners!

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist The Digital Dash challenge wrapped up 2017 helping our partners across the world set record numbers in eBook and digital audiobook checkouts. We are proud to announce 18 lucky winners randomly chosen from libraries that hit or exceeded their Digital Dash goals: 100% to goal: 10 winners of a… Read more »

If my cat were a book character…

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The OverDrive Staff are as crazy about their pets as most people… so we asked some of them to compare their four-legged family members to book characters. Check out the dogs, too!   I can’t help but think of Maple when I see Mochi from Big Hero 6. He’s a fat, round, sweet cat who… Read more »

If my dog were a book character…

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The OverDrive Staff are as crazy about their pets as most people… so we asked some of them to compare their four-legged family members to book characters. Check out the cats too!   My dog, Bianca, reminds me of Rapunzel from the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Perhaps it’s her tendency to isolate… Read more »

Retaining new users beyond the holidays

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It’s no secret that libraries see an increase in usage during the holiday season. We’ve previously offered you a preparation strategy so you’re ready for the wave of readers learning about your digital collection for the first time. Having a robust selection that can accommodate them should be chief among your priorities, and, thanks to our Holiday Spectacular… Read more »

No Library Card? No Problem: bring new users in with Libby

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For several months, libraries around the United States have been piloting OverDrive’s instant access “Get a Library Card” feature through our award-winning reading app Libby. By adding this powerful engagement tool to your OverDrive services, you’re providing potential users instant access to a library card and the eBooks and audiobooks in your digital collection. Offering… Read more »