Select Simon & Schuster eBooks now provide a new option for library lending with a two-year term!

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OverDrive is excited to announce a pilot of a new library lending model from Simon & Schuster. Starting today, over 550 Simon & Schuster titles are available for a two-year lending term, in addition to the present one year lending term. For new purchases, libraries will now have an option to select from over 550 eBook titles… Read more »

Introducing the midlist eHighlights catalog

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By Todd Warhola, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. I’m very excited to introduce our newest edition of eHighlights online catalogs, The Midlist eHighlights.  This Midlist edition focuses attention on some of our collections forgotten heroes.  Everyone wants that bright and shiny new book but these hidden gems can be even better.  Best of all, they’re… Read more »

What to read when you’re expecting

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By Melissa Marin, Marketing Specialist at OverDrive (and expectant mom) As the saying goes, children don’t come with instruction manuals. While this may be true, there are a plethora of pregnancy, parenting and child advice books on the market. As I get ready for impending motherhood, my library card has been getting a workout trying… Read more »

Drop Everything and Read to celebrate Canadian National School Library Day

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By Sheila Henline, a librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive OverDrive is excited to be celebrating Canadian Literature with the Canadian Library Association (CLA). They have designated the fourth Monday in October as National School Library Day. This day is an opportunity to demonstrate appreciation for the important role of school libraries and the… Read more »

Curated collection ideas to boost your circulation

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Adam Sockel is OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist. We mentioned a few times how great curated collections are. They let you decide what to show off in your digital library site and they help circulate titles that may need some love. But “ugh”, it’s hard to come up with ideas for those collections! Let us help! Here… Read more »

The books of YouTube’s biggest stars

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By Emma Kanagaki, librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive With the age of the internet, there are even more mediums for people to get creative. From blogs to vlogs (video blogs) and beyond, “Team Internet” is taking their set of skills to a more traditional medium: print. Members of this group are varied and many,… Read more »

LGBT history month and National Coming Out Day reading lists

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist   Last June, as many of you may recall, the American Library Association held their annual conference in San Francisco. Thirty minutes before our flight landed news broke that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage were legal in all fifty states. This also coincided with the annual… Read more »