Create Reading Happiness: celebrate summer blockbusters with Page to Screen books and streaming video

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Summer is traditionally when Hollywood rolls out its blockbuster movies. The big budget, tent pole films we all enjoy with a bucket of buttery popcorn and a smile on our face. While we fill the theaters to laugh, cry and be endlessly entertained, there’s a fun connection most of these movies have to the literary… Read more »

Hear James Patterson discuss his new BookShots titles and the importance of libraries on our Professional Book Nerds podcast

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Last week I had the opportunity to travel to New York City to interview James Patterson as a part of his promotion for his new BookShots line of titles. Each book is a fast paced mystery or thriller designed to make readers say “give me another book.” The… Read more »

Helpful new tools and trainings available in the OverDrive Resource Center

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. Since the Resource Center‘s launch in April, we have received positive feedback and have seen increased site traffic from partners all over the world. We are so thrilled that you are enjoying the improvements and exploring our new content and materials. We, of course, hope you’ll keep coming back… Read more »

Sno-Isle Libraries uses OverDrive to create digital version of their community book club

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By: Michael Hawkins, Electronic Resources Librarian with Sno-Isle Libraries. Ed. Note: Sno-Isle Libraries recently completed a community reading program called Whidbey Reads, a large scale book club. This year they implemented a digital aspect using their OverDrive collection for the first time. What follows is how Sno-Isle set up their program with OverDrive and the… Read more »

Why Audiobooks are Perfect for Travel

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By: Kristin Milks, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. The season is a-changing and with it (unless you’re in Australia *hashtag sorry*) comes warm weather, cool nights and the promise of outdoor reading time. But what’s that you say? You must travel for work/weddings/vacation? How ever will you get through your summer reading list? AUDIOBOOKS! Look, I’m… Read more »

Join us in celebrating #Readathon2016

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This Saturday, May 21, has officially been dubbed National Readathon Day. This holiday is dedicated to the joy of reading and giving, as readers everywhere join together in libraries, schools and on social media (#Readathon2016) to read and raise funds in support of literacy. This year, National Readathon Day is a collaboration between our friends… Read more »