New monthly K-12 webcasts start June 19th!

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Join OverDrive for a series of live monthly webcasts specifically designed for you, our administrators, classroom teachers, media specialists, and school librarians. We’ll discuss the basics of shopping in Marketplace, the student user experience, and strategies for talking to your school community about your OverDrive service. Plan ahead for professional development and all-staff days, or register… Read more »

Aligning Digital Reading Resources to Curriculum Objectives

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Recently, Tech & Learning and OverDrive Education teamed up to create a white-paper about how districts are leveraging their investments in technology to use eBooks and other digital resources to improve students’ reading proficiency, frequency and achievement. Students benefit from an easy-to-use solution that offers 24/7 access so that learning can happen anytime and anywhere…. Read more »

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 »