7 books to better understand the immigrant experience

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(Ed. Note: All titles discussed in this post can be purchased in OverDrive Marketplace in this list.) By: Bethany Porter, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Specialist If you’ve followed the news in the past few months, or happened to interact with anyone who’s followed the news, you may have noticed that immigration is a very… Read more »

Books in the News: Hot Topics & Famous Authors

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By: Annie Suhy, Librarian and Collection Development Specialist  Last month, we reported on the rise in popularity of a number of dystopian novels which coincided with sweeping changes to the U.S. government administration and the inauguration of President Trump. While titles like 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale continue to trend among readers, there are many… Read more »

Start the conversation about eBooks without saying a word

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. You can ask her about eBooks anytime. It can sometimes be a challenge to represent something intangible in a tangible way. In your library branch, patrons can browse the stacks, pick up books, read the jacket copy and flip through the pages. They can’t do this in the same… Read more »

Professional Book Nerds podcast celebrates its 100th episode

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By: Adam Sockel, co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast This morning, the Professional Book Nerds podcast released it’s 100th episode, an interview with YA author extraordinaire, Barry Lyga. Barry’s latest novel, Bang, tells the story of a four-year-old toddler who accidentally shoots and kills his infant sister, and how he struggles to cope with… Read more »

OverDrive shares significant growth in usage at London Book Fair

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. At the London Book Fair, March 14-16, OverDrive’s global expansion is providing one of the hottest opportunities in the publishing industry. With new library partners launching in Europe, Asia and Latin America, digital book sales will continue to grow as readers want popular content (both native and translated)… Read more »

4 easy ways to use OverDrive Help

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. OverDrive Help is a wonderful resource for library users who are looking for FAQs, getting started guides or simply want to learn something new about your digital library services. Readers can do a quick search to get articles about countless topics… Read more »

Train your library staff with OverDrive’s training webcast

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist One of the key steps to promoting your OverDrive Digital Library is to make sure your staff is knowledgeable about OverDrive products and services. So grab your team and get registered for our monthly training sessions on Marketplace Basics and The OverDrive User Experience!   Marketplace Basics is the… Read more »

10 Seuss quotes perfect for Read Across America

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By: Rickie Mascia and Adam Sockel Across the nation, Librarians are leading, readers are reading, and Teachers are teaching. Many will begin their day with “Green Eggs & Ham”, others may say I do not like them, Sam I am. A few may ask “How do you do?”, all while they sit next to Thing… Read more »