Best audiobooks for a family road trip

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Cindy Orr offers a few audiobook suggestions for family road trips in her monthly blog post. Summer is near, and with it the traditional family road trip. Here are some audiobooks for everyone to enjoy together. You don’t want sobbing children in the back seat, so I left out such beloved tearjerkers as Charlotte’s Web and Because of Winn-Dixie…. Read more »

Open community outreach training

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Looking for ideas on how to promote your download service to your library patrons?  Look no further than our Open Community Outreach training.  The next scheduled session is coming up next week on Thursday, May 6 at 2:00 PM EDT. Register now!  If you can’t attend next week, we offer this session the first Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM… Read more »

Who reads eBooks? You may be surprised…

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Cindy Orr takes a look at eBook consumers in her monthly post. Experts say that 2010 will be a transformative year for technology. They’re buzzing about eBooks and eBook readers. Here’s why: Sales of eBooks skyrocketed in 2009, up 176.6% from 2008. eBook readers are proliferating. Sony Reader was first, but it wasn’t until the Kindle… Read more »

The After Hours Library Site

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Cindy Orr, in her monthly blog post, envisions a library website that can better serve users when the buildings are closed. Since I no longer work in an actual library building, it’s sometimes easier for me to think about services from the point of view of a customer than it was when I was actually physically… Read more »

February is Library Lovers’ Month!

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We would like to thank all of our library partners for choosing OverDrive as your digital media partner. We are certainly part of the crowd of Library Lovers! As you build your Library Lovers campaign this month, please remember to include information about your digital audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video. As Dan shared earlier this week,… Read more »

The Patron Activity chart

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Thus far, we’ve learned quite a bit of information on how to utilize Content Reserve Reports, such as how to monitor circulation activity and watch new patron registrations soar through the roof. This month, our focus is on the ‘Patron Activity Chart’, which is the most detailed report of patron borrowing habits. Although we won’t… Read more »

Your ‘Virtual Branch’ is open 24/7 365

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If your library is planning to close during the holidays, your OverDrive ‘Virtual Branch’ will still be open! Let your patrons know that if they can’t wait until the New Year for their next book, they don’t have to. Even while the library is closed, users can still browse your download collection, check out with their… Read more »