Happy New Year from OverDrive!

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Team OverDrive would like to wish a safe, prosperous and very happy New Year to each and every one of you!   “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

An OverDrive update from Steve

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Dear Library Partner, I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the holiday season. On behalf of OverDrive, I am pleased to share with you a few milestone highlights and a look at what’s ahead. A brief trip down Memory Lane I received an email last week from Tish Lowrey, Head of Technical Services… Read more »

Can you hear me now? Audiobook checkouts hit the roof in 2013

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Audiobooks are on fire! In the past year, OverDrive mp3 audiobook checkouts have gone through the roof, growing 127% from November 2012 through October 2013. Total checkouts exceeded 13 million just in 11 ½ months. Last month saw more than 1.4 million checkouts, and this month is on pace to double last year’s November checkouts…. Read more »

Native American Heritage Month: A celebration

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  November is Native American Heritage Month. Tribal nations throughout the United States are celebrating their heritage with unique and historical traditions. This year’s celebratory theme is Guiding Our Destiny With Heritage and Tradition as set by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. So let your mind and heart be drawn to the stories and voices… Read more »

Celebrate Young Reader’s Day!

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If you are reading this then I can probably safely assume you enjoy reading. You probably have a favorite book, a favorite author, a favorite literary quote even. Maybe it’s tattooed on your ankle or written above your doorway or maybe you are like me, the words are so engrained in who you are they’ve… Read more »

10 creepy titles to celebrate Halloween

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Halloween is a holiday that sparks the imagination—and not just when it comes to thinking up creative costumes. It’s a day when we’re invited to contemplate worlds other than our own, when ghost stories are spun with relish, when the supernatural seem almost possible. In short, it’s the perfect opportunity to dive into a dark… Read more »