Social Justice 101 titles for J/YA

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By: Bethany Porter, Collection Development Specialist. If you’ve visited social media even once the past few months, you’ve noticed the increased engagement in the political process and opinions on social issues. We are asking some hard questions right now. What is actually happening? Is this ok? What can I do to help? There’s a lot… Read more »

7 books to better understand the immigrant experience

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(Ed. Note: All titles discussed in this post can be purchased in OverDrive Marketplace in this list.) By: Bethany Porter, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Specialist If you’ve followed the news in the past few months, or happened to interact with anyone who’s followed the news, you may have noticed that immigration is a very… Read more »

2017 RITA Award Finalists announced by the Romance Writers of America

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(Ed. Note: All of the RITA Award Finalists can be purchased from this list in OverDrive Marketplace.) Each year the Romance Writers of America (RWA) presents the RITA awards, recognizing excellence in published romance novels and novellas. Categories range from Contemporary Romance of varying lengths to Young Adult Romance, Historical, Erotic, Paranormal and several other… Read more »

New to OverDrive: Hal Leonard Music Scores

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst Do you have a bride-to-be looking for music to be played live at her wedding? What about a patron who’s thinking about auditioning to the local community theater and needs an anthology of classic stage tunes? Perhaps you have a local church youth choir looking for Christian… Read more »

Trump Presidency Brings Many Books Back into the Spotlight

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that the times they are a-changin’. Regardless of whether you are in favor of the current political changes happening in our country or fearful of them, many of us are turning to books for the… Read more »

New Year, New You, New OverDrive

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The ball has dropped and the calendar has, once again, turned over as we welcome in a new year. People all around the world will begin their “New Year’s Resolutions” this week and one of the more popular one is to “read more books.” The recent updates to your new OverDrive experience are designed to… Read more »

Lists perfect for helping users keep their New Year Resolutions

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By: Kristin Milks, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst It’s about that time of year to create a New Year’s resolution you won’t keep! So what is it? The perpetual losing weight res.? Getting organized? Becoming financially stable? Maybe some sort of work/career goals? Be a better [insert noun here] (ex. parent, partner, friend, etc.)? Meh. I… Read more »

Books Just for You: Gift Guides for the Holidays and Beyond

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By: Karen Estrovich, Director of Collection Development Who doesn’t like a good gift guide? I am certified shopaholic and I cannot get enough of them. Thanks to all the retailers hitting me hard with the options including guides on ‘the one who has everything’, we were inspired to do the same for readers. Oh yes,… Read more »