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 »

OverDrive Streaming Video Round-Up, September 2016

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By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development AnalystWelcome back to another exciting post about the new Streaming Video titles that arrived this month. August had a little bit of everything: The Congressman stars Treat Williams as a disillusioned congressman who tries to find a way to make a positive difference despite all the corruption he… Read more »

Using Simultaneous Use digital titles to boost circulation and discovery

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By: Todd Warhola, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: Every title and list in this post can be purchased as a part of a Simultaneous Use plan in OverDrive Marketplace. Click Here to see all of our Simultaneous Use Plans.) Discovery is a trending topic in libraries right now. Featured collections are a great way for your library… Read more »

The top new streaming video picks available from OverDrive this month

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(Ed. Note: All titles mentioned in this post can be viewed here.) By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive Greetings and salutations! We’re back with another post about that subject which is near and dear to our hearts: streaming video. We got some great titles in this month (including some fabulous foreign language films!)… Read more »

We’re in Love (with BISAC Codes)

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By: Annie Suhy, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. I’m sure by now you’ve heard the big news we’ve been shouting from the rooftops: we’ve added BISAC codes to Marketplace! BISAC codes make our hearts skip a beat and have us feeling weak in the knees at the possibilities. Maybe that’s why our Staff Librarians… Read more »