Fall into these Autumnal curated collection ideas

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For best results, play in the background while enjoying this post:  By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Marketing Communications Specialist and resident Mr. Autumn Man. Last week, the Autumnal Equinox arrived bringing with it thoughts of reading an eBook by the fireplace as leaves blow about outside. Kitchens will be filled with the smells of spiced breads… Read more »

The importance of reading banned books

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. This year, Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Last year saw a 17% increase in the amount… Read more »

12 tips for getting the most out of Libby

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist Readers around the world have fallen in love with our new app Libby. The new interface, simple one-tap experience and all-in-one shelf have made finding your next great read easier and faster than ever. Libby is designed to enable our developers to continuously improve existing features and add new… Read more »

The Hogwarts Library Collection is the perfect way to celebrate 19 years later

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing and Communications Specialist and proud Gryffindor The first of September has long been considered a holiday in my life. I grew up in a house surrounded by books and none meant more to me than the Harry Potter series. This year is officially #19YearsLater which means that most my life has been… Read more »

Celebrating Cleveland Book Week with the Professional Book Nerds

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The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards have been handed out for more than 80 years to books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. For eight decades these distinguished books have opened and challenged the minds of readers. Last year, The Cleveland Foundation decided to extend… Read more »