Why I Read

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Specialist & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. I consider myself very lucky when it comes to my employment. I’ve always loved the concept of books. If you’ll excuse the pun, the fact that all you need to do to discover a new world is open a book remains such… Read more »

eReading Rooms offer unique digital library curation options

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By: Shannon Carroll, OverDrive Account Specialist  eReading Rooms are additional curated locations available on your OverDrive platform that show content that share a certain theme, age level or format.  Most commonly, our partners utilize Kids and Teens rooms, which limit content based on audience level, to provide a targeted destination for our younger customers. With… Read more »

Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium surpasses 10 million checkouts on OverDrive

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Recently, Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) shared a press release, expressing their excitement in being a part of a major milestone for the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium. The group, made up of libraries throughout the state, has long been one of our most active and forward thinking digital library partners, providing eBooks and audiobooks to the readers… Read more »

Trump Presidency Brings Many Books Back into the Spotlight

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that the times they are a-changin’. Regardless of whether you are in favor of the current political changes happening in our country or fearful of them, many of us are turning to books for the… Read more »

The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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By: Jill Grunenwald, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast I was fifteen when I first discovered iconic Canadian author Margaret Atwood. It was 1997, which I only remember because the Stow Public Library in Stow, Ohio was going through a big renovation that required a temporary move which meant I… Read more »

We hope you’re hungry because Art of the Pie is the next Big Library Read selection

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Grab your aprons and your rolling pins because the Big Library Read is coming back on March 16 and we’re heading to the kitchen. Called “one of the best cookbooks of 2016” and the new “Pie-Baking Bible” by NPR, Oprah.com and others, Art of the Pie promises to be an exciting read for bakers of any… Read more »

Discover Manga with up to 50% off top trending titles

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. OverDrive has partnered with Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM) and VIZ Media, the two bestselling manga publishers to provide hundreds of translated (English) manga titles to libraries in North America. Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM), is offering 50% off newly-added titles through February 28th! KAM focuses on the digital distribution… Read more »

Save up to 50% on 2000+ romance titles during our February sale

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With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the month, February has become the unofficial “Romance Month” in the literary world. For libraries, this means big savings as over 2,000 romance titles are up to 50% of in OverDrive Marketplace from now through the 20th. Sale titles include bestsellers from Nicholas Sparks, Susan Mallery, Samantha… Read more »

San Antonio Public Library creates teen-curated digital collections

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San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has long been forward thinking in regards to bringing in new users through their OverDrive digital content. They were one of the first libraries to use OverDrive Media Stations to promote their digital collections through their “Connect at Central” space in their main library branch as well as at their… Read more »