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OverDrive’s Local Content tool is a great way to enhance the value of your digital collection by offering unique historical documents, titles written by local authors and community videos your library has copyright permission to upload.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 »

OverDrive Streaming Video: the perfect gift for your users and staff alike

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist and avid believer in Santa Claus. I come from a family that believes in holiday traditions. As we’ve grown up things have changed, of course, but we make sure that we spend our favorite holidays together, embracing nostalgia and cheer. Chief among these traditions is how we spend Christmas Eve…. Read more »

Increase your digital collection value with our new Marketplace carts

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It’s no secret that readers love choices. As Collection Development Librarians can attest, it’s a constant challenge to add new, quality content to keep everyone happy and make sure no one walks away from your library empty handed. The same, of course, can be said for your digital collection. It’s essential to make sure your… Read more »

Save big on Sourcebooks full catalog during our Holiday Spectacular Sale

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Today through the end of the year you can save 25% on all of Sourcebooks full catalog of titles in OverDrive Marketplace. This collection includes over 2,500 books from the largest independent publisher in the U.S. including best sellers from Charles Belfoure, Grace Burrowes, Julie Ann Walker, Shana Galen and more. Titles available in the… Read more »