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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 »

Marketplace updates: Circulation Activity report

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On May 27, OverDrive released Marketplace update v2.5.2, a noteworthy release with loads of new features and bug fixes. The update brought about some exciting new features to Marketplace, such as the new “Self published” shopping area for self-published content, new faceting search tools for consortia and Advantage members, and the remodeled “Circulation activity” and… Read more »

OverDrive in the Classroom Contest winners

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We wrapped up the OverDrive in the Classroom Contest at the end of May with tons of submissions! As a reminder, this contest was designed to help generate awareness of the benefits of the OverDrive and Teachers Notebook partnership to our school partners. Teachers Notebook provides teacher-created lesson plans, activities, educational games and more. With this… Read more »

What Laura is listening to

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The popularity of audiobooks is on the rise, and it’s no wonder – there are so many great things about listening to a good book. There’s the convenience, obviously: you can multitask to your heart’s content. The biggest excuse I have for not reading more often is always “I just don’t have the time.” But… Read more »

OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile helps the Escondido Public Library reach more of its community

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A March 12 visit from the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile coincided with a spike in new patron registration at the Escondido Public Library in Southern California. The Digital Bookmobile is a 74-foot traveling exhibit that helps libraries across North America promote the digital services available to their communities. New patron registration at EPL in March jumped… Read more »