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Back to school checklist

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It’s back to school time again for our Northern Hemisphere school and library partners! We’re preparing for the new school year with a huge back to school sale to add some fresh content to your digital collection. We have also created some brand new marketing resources to welcome kids back to class in style. These… Read more »

Win a Digital Classroom!

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Attention educators! From September 1 through October 31, OverDrive will be running a first-of-its-kind sweepstakes that gives you the opportunity to win a digital classroom. In conjunction with our Back to School Sale and the introduction of OverDrive Novel Sets, your school has the opportunity to win a set of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook… Read more »

Survey says: About half of respondents use the library/OverDrive as their main source for audiobooks

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In a recent survey issued by BookRiot, their readers divulged their audiobook habits including how many of them listened to audiobooks in 2014 (89.7%, 934 respondents), preferred formats (digital), and the most popular place to get their audiobooks (library/OverDrive). The survey gives an interesting look at the BookRiot community’s preferences for listening to their favorite… Read more »

Amazon Fire Phone review

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After finding success with the Kindle Fire, Amazon has decided to dip their toes into the smartphone waters with the Fire Phone. Their newest offering is a phone running the Android-based Fire OS 3.5 on a 4.7 inch screen, with a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB storage… Read more »

Have you signed up for the OverDrive streaming video webinar?

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There’s still time to register for OverDrive’s Streaming Video webinar, taking place this Thursday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). Join us for a free, informative webinar to learn how the streaming video lending service from OverDrive benefits your library or school. We’ll go over the details of the service, what the different lending models… Read more »

Huge content sale now live!

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The biggest content sale of the year is going on right now! Just in time for our Northern Hemisphere partners to prepare for back to school, and our Southern Hemisphere partners to get a mid-year digital catalog boost, we are offering major discounts on tens of thousands of titles. Starting today, August 15, through September… Read more »