From foisted to favorite: required reading we love

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By: Tiffany Wincek, Account Specialist. Summer required reading lists have begun arriving in Friday folders and email inboxes. Students will certainly sigh in exasperation, but parents might recognize old favorites on that list. Adults tend to recognize that many books on required reading lists are seminal to Western culture; there is a good reason they… Read more »

Cokie Roberts announced as the Digipalooza ’17 Keynote Speaker

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One of America’s most respected journalists and authors who writes about women in history will take center stage at Digipalooza this summer. Cokie Roberts, award-winning journalist and bestselling author, will deliver the keynote address at the conference you don’t want to miss if you work with digital media in the library! Cokie Roberts is a… Read more »

Everything you need to know about OverDrive Summer Read titles

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. We’re still a few weeks out before OverDrive Summer Read begins but I can’t help getting excited—and it’s not just because it means summer has arrived. We have such a great group of titles this year, thanks to a collaboration with our amazing publishers: Nickelodeon, Orca Book Publishers, Sleeping Bear… Read more »

Learn Something New…and win prizes!

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Educators #passthepassion for learning on to their students. It’s sort of the whole point of education done well. Most of us remember fondly a teacher or librarian who helped us discover a love of learning, of reading. It’s basically the job description. If we’re lucky we get at least one adult in our school journey… Read more »

Audiobooks that Kids and Parents Can Enjoy Together

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By: Liz Tousey, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Ed. Note: You can view and purchase all these titles for your collection here: Click here to browse a list of these audiobooks and more in Marketplace.) Many of us know from personal experience that audiobooks are great for the individual listener, but we think they’re also great for… Read more »

Webinar—How to Make Blended Learning Work in Your School

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The blended learning approach is growing in popularity for K-12, but what are the best practices to ensure you achieve its full benefits? Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insight from Instructional Technology Coach Anne Aita, who’ll share how she’s helped the Beaufort County Public School District (SC) successfully integrate eBooks and audiobooks into… Read more »

Schools leveraging year-end surpluses to expand eBook & audiobook collections

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Hoping to boost your digital collection’s circulation next school year? Are you also looking to build greater educator enthusiasm around eBooks and audiobooks? Having fresh, in-demand titles to offer students and educators at the start of a new term has proven to be a critical factor in ensuring deep engagement with your digital content. To… Read more »