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 »

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 »