Books Just for You: Gift Guides for the Holidays and Beyond

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By: Karen Estrovich, Director of Collection Development Who doesn’t like a good gift guide? I am certified shopaholic and I cannot get enough of them. Thanks to all the retailers hitting me hard with the options including guides on ‘the one who has everything’, we were inspired to do the same for readers. Oh yes,… Read more »

‘Tis the season to be eReadin’: New holiday materials

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Whether you’re suffering through a cold front, complete with snow and (gulps) ice, or peak tourism as your climate offers sweet, sweet relief–we all know it’s the season to get cozy. And what better way to get cozy than with your favorite eBook or audiobook, some marshmallow loaded cocoa,… Read more »

The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular can help stretch your year-end budget

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December can be a hectic time around the library. You’re planning holiday events and promotions while also working through next years calendar. At the same time you’re looking at that year-end budget knowing you’ve got to “spend it or lose it.” The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular offers you the perfect chance to make that money go… Read more »

Top 5 tips for building a dynamic digital Spanish collection

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Do you offer Spanish language content in your OverDrive collection? Our recent live special webcast, Building a Dynamic Digital Spanish Collection, highlighted our strong and growing catalog of over 55,000 Spanish language titles available for purchase in OverDrive Marketplace and shared some tips for how to make the most… Read more »

Consortia features evolve as Greater Phoenix Digital Library marks 10th anniversary

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By: Brian Byrne, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist As libraries continue to evolve, OverDrive is helping both stand alone and consortia best meet the needs of their member libraries and readers with improved features and tools. Participating in a shared collection has always been a highly effective way for libraries to provide eBooks, audiobooks and… Read more »

Maximize your new OverDrive digital library with our special webcast series

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist  The Training Team has an exciting holiday treat for libraries with the new OverDrive! Join us the second week of December for our special webcast series, Wrap Up the Year with the New OverDrive, and let us help you make this the most wonderful time of the year for… Read more »

How Harris County Public Library reached a million digital checkouts in 2016

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(Ed. Note: At the beginning of this year Harris Country Public Library set a goal of surpassing one million checkouts on their OverDrive digital collection. This potential increase in circulation would lead to additional funding and more content for their users. They created Project Mill-E to get their community on board. The results were outstanding…. Read more »