Streaming Video Round-Up

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By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive I love Fridays. That shouldn’t come as a surprise because lots of people love Fridays, but probably not for the same reason that I do. Fridays are when I get my favorite email (yes, an email): a list of all the new streaming videos that… Read more »

Books to celebrate Pride Month

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By: Jill Grunenwald, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst In the LGBTQIA community, June is Pride Month. This particular time of year was chosen in honor of the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in their history. The Collection Development team at OverDrive has put together some really fantastic lists but here are a few of my… Read more »

Musical Read-Alongs… a.k.a Sing-Alongs

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst Picture books are lovely and beautiful. Created to explain workings of the world and and the joy of imagination to the precious tiny humans in our lives, a good picture book can affect lives far more than a powerful literary novel. And in my world, the best… Read more »

A look back at our London Book Fair visit

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By: Emma Kanagaki, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. I have always had an affinity for the United Kingdom that began when I was young. A self-confessed literature nerd, it was my dream to visit the lands of Harry Potter and Shakespeare and Robert Burns. When I was in college, I was fortunate enough to have the… Read more »

12 Diverse Books for Every Kind of Mom

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By Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. It was James Joyce who said, “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” Just as sure as Mom’s love, we know you (and she) will love these 12 selections in honor of Mother’s Day: For the Mom who made… Read more »

Spring has sprung! Let’s get out in the garden

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By: Sheila Henline, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. I eagerly await the last frost of the spring season, the budding of the trees, the blossoming of the dandelions and the spring peepers (frogs) to start chirping. This year I added some ‘peeps’ (baby chickens) to herald the arrival of spring. Along with these signs of spring,… Read more »

Introducing Loan Stars

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By: Karen Jakubczak, OverDrive Account Specialist and Jill Grunenwald, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst All titles mentioned in this post can be found here. OverDrive is excited to introduce you to Loan Stars! Just what is Loan Stars? Loan Stars is the new readers’ advisory service that allows library staff across Canada to collaboratively select their… Read more »

What to Read While Waiting for Winds of Winter

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst All titles in this article can be found here.  I started reading George R.R. Martin’s epic Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series shortly after the publication of A Feast for Crows. I completely devoured the first four books in a matter of weeks…and thus the… Read more »