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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 »

Collection Highlights: Trending Titles

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In this month’s edition of collection highlights, Trending Titles, we share our favorite brand-new releases in top genres like young adult fiction, literary fiction, humor, thrillers, romance, cooking, and more. Watch now to get our take on hot digital titles that are garnering early praise and hitting the shelves this August and September. All of… Read more »

Read it and stream it

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Was the book really better than the movie? Let your patrons be the judge. Adding streaming video to your digital collection makes it easy for users to compare and contrast. They can simply read the eBook (or listen to the audiobook), then stream the film version. Our staff librarians have put together a list of… Read more »

Vote for the next Big Library Read title!

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OverDrive is preparing for the next Big Library Read this coming October, and we are excited to invite you, your library staff, and your readers to help select the next Big Library Read title. October’s title will be in the Young Adult category, and thanks to participating publishers, there’s a great selection to choose from…. Read more »

Fixed layout brings beautiful picture books to your device

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At ALA’s annual conference earlier this month we demonstrated our brand new enhanced eBooks which provide a deeper and more expansive reading experience for your users. These EPUB3 titles use HTML5 allowing titles to be presented in a fixed layout format. What this means for your users is that young readers will be able to… Read more »