eBooks offer flexibility at every grade level

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By: Brian Byrne. Communications Specialist. Located in the coastal plains of North Carolina, the Lenoir County Public Schools (LCPS) serve more than 9,000 K-13 (early college) students across 17 schools. A high-poverty district with 70 percent of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, LCPS has a proud history of partnering with families and the… Read more »

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with big savings on digital content from OverDrive

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The Chinese New Year doesn’t officially happen until January 28, but we’re welcoming the Year of the Rooster for a full month by offering up to 50% off on thousands of Chinese title in OverDrive Marketplace. Starting today, we’re kicking off our celebration with huge savings, giveaways and a live webcast to help you utilize… Read more »

Students borrow record numbers of ebooks and audiobooks in 2016

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The use of eBooks and audiobooks has grown steadily in K-12 classrooms and libraries. The number of digital books borrowed on OverDrive’s K-12 digital reading platform is up 48 percent compared to 2015. K-12 students are reading more eBooks and audiobooks, and while an increasing number of schools are moving their curriculum books to digital,… Read more »

#Infographic: The most popular eBooks and Audiobooks borrowed on OverDrive in 2016

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In 2016, OverDrive saw record circulation numbers across the board as millions of readers from around the world connected with their libraries daily through OverDrive apps and websites. This surge in checkouts was the result of several factors. The ease of use and increased speed of the new OverDrive experience made finding a great read… Read more »

OverDrive tools help library partners find success in 2016

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In the coming days, we’ll be providing full statistics from another record breaking year in digital library lending. Readers continue to discover the convenience of 24/7 access to their library through OverDrive and circulation numbers have exploded once again because of this. More library systems than ever before surpassed one million checkouts on OverDrive in… Read more »

How to keep kids reading over winter break

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There will be no shortage of snowball fights, visitors and other fun distractions over the holiday break from school. Kids will probably try to keep up with all the attention-grabbing mayhem, and they may not take the quiet time they need to refuel and recharge. Both teachers and parents can help lay groundwork to keep… Read more »