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 »

The Best Books of 2015

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By Rachel Kray, a Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive Whatever your personal reading preference may be, I think everyone can agree that 2015 was a great year for books. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the past year’s most influential, prominent and beloved titles before we celebrate and start reading in 2016…. Read more »

Hilarious Holiday picks to read this December

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By Todd Warhola, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. It’s beginning to look a little bit like it might be Christmas, eventually. I, like probably most of you, look forward to the holidays each year. Decorating the tree, baking cookies, wrapping presents, shoveling snow, waiting in lines, freezing in a car that doesn’t have heat… Read more »

Grab a mug of cocoa by the fire… It’s time for some cozy holiday mysteries!

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By Emma Kanagaki, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. The holiday season is quickly approaching, as evidenced by the decorations, themed-candy and advertisements advocating gift purchases. What better way for reader-centric people to celebrate this lovely holiday season than by incorporating that into your book selection? Holiday-themed cozy mysteries are the perfect way to celebrate… Read more »

Publish your curated collection for Holiday Reads

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The curated collections, Holiday Reads for Adults and Holiday Reads for Kids & Teens, are ready for you to Publish in the curation interface in OverDrive Marketplace! Boost circulation and reader engagement by publishing the collection to your site today. Publish your curated collection In Marketplace, find your curation interface under the Shop drop-down menu…. Read more »

Get ready for the holidays with our next Readers’ Advisory collection

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You are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Readers’ Advisory project, which highlights our favorite selection of holiday reads. This time there will be two collections – one highlighting adult titles, and another showcasing kids and teen content. The project offers hand-picked titles to help users discover new favorites, leading to increased reader engagement and… Read more »

Celebrate Picture Book Month with gorgeous and interactive digital content

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist.  When someone says the words “picture book” it’s likely you think of the classic Little Golden Books so many of us grew up reading. I spent more nights than I could ever count falling asleep as my parents read me tales of Poky Little Puppies, Very Hungry Caterpillars… Read more »