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 »

We’re makin’ holiday reading Lists (So Check Them Out Twice)

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Hold on to your gingerbread cookies! The OverDrive Librarian elves have been busy baking up some brand new holiday reading lists perfect for curating and showing off on your library’s homepage in all of their glittery goodness. With the winter holidays upon us, it’s a great time to… Read more »

The Pets of OverDrive recommend…

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Here at OverDrive, we love our literary pets! We asked our beloved cats, dogs, and hedgehogs to share their favorite book. The responses were fun and amusing, ranging from classic tales like The Wizard of Oz and To Kill a Mockingbird to new favorites like The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Click this link to see… Read more »

Building a Westworld curated collection for your digital library

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: You can see the full collection of Westworld readalikes here.) Books are great for escapism, about completely immersing yourself in a fictional world. But what if you could really immerse yourself? Like, live in that world and have face to face interactions with the characters?… Read more »

Streaming Video Sale: Horror and Foreign Film

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By Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive You can see the full list of sale titles mentioned in this story here. Happy October! Time to get your favorite sweaters out of storage, fire up the crock pot, and flavor everything with pumpkin. It’s also time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. And… Read more »

Fun & New YA Nonfiction for Teen Read Week

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By: Liz Tousey, OverDrive Collection Development Specialist. Click here to find all of these books in Marketplace. Full of personal stories, humor, and titles with plenty of exclamation points, we’ve complied a list of young adult nonfiction books that fit perfectly with this year’s Teen Read Week theme of “For the Fun of It!” And… Read more »