Blinded by Science: Big Library Read is back with The Other Einstein

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Discover the fascinating life of Mitza Maric, an incredible scientist whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow. Now through June 26th, users at participating libraries around the world can borrow The Other Einstein without any wait lists or holds as our most recent Big Library Read kicks off with Marie Bendicit’s incredible story of… Read more »

Love is Love

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist June has long been known as LGBT Pride Month, a celebration demonstrating how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. June was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which occurred at the end… Read more »

Curate your way to a $500 Content Credit

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Seeking all creative curators! If you used the curate feature in OverDrive Marketplace, you’ve probably come up with a funny, intellectual, quippy and/or outright genius title for your collections a time or two. Or perhaps you’ve been waiting for such an occasion as a Curated Collection Naming Contest to… Read more »

OverDrive to Offer Cost-per-Circ Model for eBooks and Audiobooks to Library and School Partners

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Simon & Schuster Audio, Baker Publishing and Lerner Publishing among the first to provide libraries and schools additional options to manage their digital book collections By: Hadie Bartholomew, OverDrive Communications Manager  OverDrive has played a pivotal role in digital library lending and its development by delivering trusted services since the early 2000s. And throughout digital’s… Read more »

A love letter to books

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist Stephen King describes books as, “Uniquely portable magic.” That may be true, but I like to think of them as kindling, metaphorically of course. Each book you read is cholk-full of bits of kindling for taking your brain anywhere. When you find a spark, a nugget of… Read more »

Penguin Random House is giving away 3,000 digital copies of Radical Hope to libraries by Carolina De Robertis for free

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OverDrive is excited to announce that our friends at the Penguin Random House Library Marketing team are giving away 3,000 copies of ALA-award-winning author Carolina De Robertis’ new book for free. Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times is a collection of letters designed to give libraries and their communities hope and… Read more »

OverDrive joins multi-industry business group to save federal library funding

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Many of America’s leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the Corporate Committee for Library Investment to advocate for federal library funding.\ As Congress turns to funding the government beyond next September, CCLI launches against the backdrop of Administration proposals to eliminate most federal library funding… Read more »