March Sadness: J/YA books to cry by

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The Professional Book Nerds podcast recently celebrated its100th episode! For over a year, The Professional Book Nerds podcast has been introducing listeners to authors and offering book recommendations with new episodes coming out every Monday and Thursday. One of our favorite episodes is March Sadness, books that made us cry. Books to cry by We’ve… Read more »

You’ve launched a Shared Collection. Now What?

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. Last month we told you all about OverDrive’s Shared Collections. We caught up with Independent School Library Director’s Association (ISLDA) and heard about why they chose OverDrive to be their digital content provider. We previewed how easy it is to launch a shared collection, as you are provided a team… Read more »

K-5 Quickstart is a year old. Celebrate with free eBooks!

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By: Nikka Hronis, Account Specialist. Just one short year ago, we announced the launch of OverDrive’s K-5 QuickStart collection—a reading service developed to promote reading, encourage digital learning, and support literacy goals for grades K-5. This fall, we took things a step further and set out to donate a K-5 QuickStart digital collection of free… Read more »

OverDrive Education announces K-12 school spring tour dates

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The OverDrive Education team is traveling to 9 states (including 1 in Canada) on our K-12 Fall Tour! We enjoyed meeting many of you, our school partners, in person. We had over 250 teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, technology specialists, and others take part. They left with tools to make the most of OverDrive in the school community… Read more »

Best of International Women’s Day 2017

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March is Women’s History Month. March 8th was International Women’s Day. If you spent any time on social media yesterday, you saw plenty of creative expressions in the ongoing struggle for gender equity. Here are a few of our favorites: ‘Fearless Girl’ fittingly fearless of crowds The statue appeared overnight in advance of international Women’s Day challenging… Read more »

OverDrive’s top titles for Teen Tech Week

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During “Teen Tech Week” March 5-11, libraries showcase the digital resources and services available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and career. The 2017 Teen Tech Week theme, “Be the Source of Change,” encourages teens to take advantage of digital resources to make a positive change in their life and community…. Read more »

10 Seuss quotes perfect for Read Across America

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By: Rickie Mascia and Adam Sockel Across the nation, Librarians are leading, readers are reading, and Teachers are teaching. Many will begin their day with “Green Eggs & Ham”, others may say I do not like them, Sam I am. A few may ask “How do you do?”, all while they sit next to Thing… Read more »

Resources for Digital Learning Day 2017

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Happy Digital Learning Day! Digital Learning Day began in 2012 as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. OverDrive knows that an effective classroom is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about swapping out teachers for laptops,… Read more »