Prepare your school’s digital library for the holiday rush

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The holiday season is traditionally one of the busiest times of year for school library websites. To help you prepare, the Account Specialists from the School Partner Services team share some of their tips for a successful holiday season: 1. Holiday promotional resources: Get your students into the holiday spirit and share a reminder that… Read more »

Be entered to win a prize while shopping the biggest content sale of the year!

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‘Tis the season for giving, and OverDrive is taking part by giving away hundreds of brand new devices and Facebook marketing credits to say “thank you” for being great library and school partners. Every purchase order submitted at OverDrive Marketplace from November 17 through January 11, will automatically receive one entry into the 2014-2015 Holiday… Read more »

On Books and family…

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Recently I was helping my aunt move furniture into a new home from the one my father’s family had grown up in. While taking a break, I was given the opportunity to take some of my grandmother’s possessions home with me if I wanted. My grandmother passed away when I was in college, but for… Read more »

Halloween reads

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Who doesn’t love costumes, candy, and spooky stories? Staying up late to read a scary book is the best way to get into the Halloween spirit. Our staff librarians have put together a few lists packed with chilling tales to get you spooked on October 31st. Halloween Reads… Read more »

Use a survey to (en)gage your students

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Putting out a survey to your students is a great way to find out if they’ve used your digital library, but also a way to figure out how and why/why not. Lisa Guess at Smithville Middle School (MO) created a survey for her students and learned a lot more than just “Yes, I have read… Read more »