More Manga Than Ever Is Now Available To Schools

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By Liz Tousey, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive. We are happy to announce that manga in the MediaDo reader format is now available to schools! The MediaDo reader is browser-based reader that’s designed to handle graphic books that are read from right to left, which includes most manga titles. Having this new format… Read more »

Love is in the air with the new Readers’ Advisory collection

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By Jim Monastra, an Account Specialist with OverDrive You are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Readers’ Advisory project, which centers on terrific romantic titles. As with the last campaign, we will be showcasing two separate collections for your OverDrive site – one collection that focuses on titles for adults, and titles for young adult… Read more »

OverDrive Local Content lets your community be a part of your digital collection

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist OverDrive’s Local Content tool is a great way to enhance the value of your digital collection by offering unique historical documents, titles written by local authors and community videos your library has copyright permission to upload. Schools can even upload student-created short stories to share with the school… Read more »

The Oscars of Children’s & YA Lit: The ALA 2016 Youth Media Awards

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By Annie Suhy, A Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive. The American Library Association has once again announced the winners of some of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. Along with being a fantastic honor, these awards almost guarantee literary prominence for a lifetime (and beyond). Past winners include such timeless classics as… Read more »

Rebel, Rebel Reader

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. I was born in 1981 and my introduction to Grammy winning recording artist David Bowie was not through the numerous studio albums he had already produced by that point but was actually courtesy of the 1986 Jim Henson film Labyrinth which, like any good child of… Read more »

Last second book gift ideas

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By Rachel Kray, a Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive Looking for some last minute gift ideas? Check out our collection of great, funny books! These titles are sure to be a hit at any Holiday party and there is something for everyone. I personally recommend I Knead My Mommy (and other poem by… Read more »