8 ideas to create a Literacy Week at your school

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By: Elmarie Pierce, Reddam House School, South Africa. No matter where you live, one way to promote reading happiness is by organizing a Literacy Week at your library or school. Elmarie Pierce, one of OverDrive’s international school partners, shares how Reddam House School in Constantia, South Africa celebrates their Literacy Week. Library Week. Book Week…. Read more »

20 ways to show gratitude this holiday season

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By: Nikka Hronis, Account Specialist. Anyone who has ever received a sincere ‘thank you’ knows how meaningful and memorable a genuine expression of gratitude can be. With the pace and distractions of daily life, it is easy to get caught up in a whirlwind mentality revolving around to-do lists, responsibilities, and stress, and we forget… Read more »

Consortia features evolve as Greater Phoenix Digital Library marks 10th anniversary

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By: Brian Byrne, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist As libraries continue to evolve, OverDrive is helping both stand alone and consortia best meet the needs of their member libraries and readers with improved features and tools. Participating in a shared collection has always been a highly effective way for libraries to provide eBooks, audiobooks and… Read more »

The 5 most visited articles from OverDrive Help

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By: Sydney Kalnay, OverDrive Training Specialist One way we approach training at OverDrive is to let our products speak for themselves. The intuitive interface and workflow of the OverDrive web and mobile experience allow you to browse, borrow, and enjoy titles without much intervention from us, your trainers, and allow us to act more like… Read more »

Save up to 50% on thousands of eBooks and audiobooks during the Holiday Spectacular

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  From now through the end of December, the OverDrive Holiday Spectacular will enable you to get the most out of your year-end budget. Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks including bestsellers, new releases, popular Chinese language selections and much more are 25-50% off through the holiday season. Each year, December and January bring in new… Read more »

Beyond November 8: How to promote democracy and empathy in the classroom

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Many frustrated teachers abandoned their election curriculum during 2016’s contentious election cycle. This is such an important time to promote civil discourse and real, engaged learning. In fact, maintaining the conversation, difficult as it is, appears to be making its way into the mission statement of public education. Public education should promote democracy In a recent… Read more »