School Libraries Empower Students

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School librarians report that eBooks and audiobooks help them reach sneaky readers, Hi-Lo readers and those seeking the privacy that digital reading provides. As a result for the past two years, OverDrive Education has seen a 48 percent growth in eBook and audiobook checkouts in school libraries, due at least in part to the independence… Read more »

Social Justice 101 titles for J/YA

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By: Bethany Porter, Collection Development Specialist. If you’ve visited social media even once the past few months, you’ve noticed the increased engagement in the political process and opinions on social issues. We are asking some hard questions right now. What is actually happening? Is this ok? What can I do to help? There’s a lot… Read more »

For National Poetry Month, a sonnet

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If Hollywood is to be believed, students unfailingly hate studying poetry. This is hardly a universal truth. True, some poets have left us with harder codes to crack. And yet. Most students love writing their own poetry. And so do we! We tried out a sonnet to celebrate national Poetry Month. During April, what are you… Read more »

7 books to better understand the immigrant experience

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(Ed. Note: All titles discussed in this post can be purchased in OverDrive Marketplace in this list.) By: Bethany Porter, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Specialist If you’ve followed the news in the past few months, or happened to interact with anyone who’s followed the news, you may have noticed that immigration is a very… Read more »

OverDrive Summer Read eBook titles

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We are excited to announce the return of our annual OverDrive Summer Read program, designed to encourage your students to keep reading all year long. This program aims to help prevent the Summer Slide by providing exciting titles for your students that are simultaneously available during the summer weeks. OverDrive Summer Read June 7 –… Read more »

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 »