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Summer (reading) in Oz

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With the PyeongChang Winter Games approaching, we can’t help but recall the 2000 Summer Games, and the “unseasonably” cold weather in Sydney. Northern Hemisphere dwellers, some of us challenged by geography and climate, sat smugly in shorts, watching those poor runners and swimmers lose the battle against goosebumps. When the announcers reminded us that it was,… Read more »

Earn an “A” in the Student User Experience

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By: Courtney Sveda, Training Specialist. Welcome back! In mid-January, we’re getting back into the groove of waking up early and, depending on where you live, wishing for a snow day. With students’ return to school, it’s the perfect time to learn (or review) how they can take advantage of your school’s digital library website. We invite… Read more »

Get students reading with March Madness Book Brackets

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. Welcome to 2018! For some of you this is the start of a new quarter or semester and nice deep breath after the craziness of preparing for the holidays. Perhaps you’ve made resolutions for a new classroom culture, or perhaps it’s as simple as resolving to read more books (which we… Read more »

Beat Reader Rebellion with planning and organization

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By: Tiffany Wincek, Account Specialist. I wanted to read 50 books in 2017. I read 11. Eleven! That’s not even one book a month! For many, finishing 11 books in a year might be a great achievement, but it’s far below my typical average. Last January I wrote about resolving to read, yet I failed… Read more »

Meet the K-12 Newsletter team

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When the school year kicked off in fall 2016, so did the K-12 Newsletter from OverDrive Education. Every month, we take to the whiteboard in the Shakespeare conference room to carefully choose themes, brainstorm collection lists and discuss the most pressing topics of the moment in education. Not everything makes it to the newsletter, but… Read more »

If my cat were a book character…

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The OverDrive Staff are as crazy about their pets as most people… so we asked some of them to compare their four-legged family members to book characters. Check out the dogs, too!   I can’t help but think of Maple when I see Mochi from Big Hero 6. He’s a fat, round, sweet cat who… Read more »