10 Ways to Make a School Librarian’s Job Easier

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It’s not easy being the school librarian. Tasked with fostering learning, encouraging library use, and instilling a love of reading among students, school librarians are often in high demand and short on time. We asked some of OverDrive’s school library partners to share tips for making the most of your digital collection while balancing an… Read more »

Win Content Credits in School Referral Bonus Program

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The power of “word of mouth” is truly amazing. As we continue to expand our presence in K-12 schools, we’ve noticed that many of our new school partners first learned about our eBook platform from their friends working at other school and public libraries (or from their own experiences using their local library’s digital collection)…. Read more »

OverDrive Launches Free School eBook Trial

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  For a limited time, we’re offering schools the chance to try our Next Generation eBook platform for free. With this free trial, schools can lend popular and educational eBook titles to students for use anytime, anywhere, on any major eReading device. Students simply browse or search for an eBook, borrow it from the school… Read more »

K-12 Students Excel with School eBooks

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As more schools around the world experiment with eBook lending, we’re seeing more and more evidence showing the effectiveness of digital resources in the classroom. A new study conducted by Australia’s New South Wales Department of Education and Communities in conjunction with Softlink— the official reseller of OverDrive’s school eBook platform in Australia—reveals how eBooks… Read more »

Celebrate “I Love to READ” Month with Bookmark Templates

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Here at OverDrive, we marketing specialists are big fans of many things. We love pictures of puppies and otters, hilarious rhymes and any internet meme that comes our way. But when it comes to what we’re truly passionate about, there are just three things: reading, technology and creative marketing. Conveniently, the month of February allows… Read more »

Pew Study Confirms eBook Reading on the Rise

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A recent study released by the Pew Research Center reveals that, while reading remains as popular as ever, the way people are reading continues to take a digital shift.  In the past year, nearly a quarter of all Americans  aged 16 and older  read an eBook, up from 16 percent just a year ago. The… Read more »

Frisco Students Read More with OverDrive eBooks

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Ann Terry is the librarian at Lone Star High School in Frisco, Texas. In 2011, she helped the Frisco Independent School District launch a comprehensive eBook initiative with OverDrive. Now, Frisco’s elementary, middle and high-school students—and their parents and teachers—have access to a rich collection of popular and educational eBooks and audiobooks, anytime, anywhere, on… Read more »

Win a Kindle Fire HD in OverDrive-Edutopia Giveaway

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Edutopia, an educational initiative of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is committed to finding and promoting “What works in education.” The Edutopia website shares strategies and ideas for empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact.   Every day, school eBook-lending libraries help… Read more »

OverDrive Hosting Theater Presentations at ALA Midwinter

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Throughout the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle this weekend, we’ll be hosting theater presentations at Booth 1115. These live sessions will cover topics including new collection development opportunities, marketing and outreach ideas, eBooks in schools, and updates to our Next Generation digital library platform.   If you’re at ALA Midwinter, we invite you… Read more »

Test Drive for Schools: Bridging the Digital Divide

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Test Drive, the eBook device lending program OverDrive introduced for public libraries last fall, is now available to schools, as well. This great program provides support for schools looking to lend eBook reading devices to students who may not already have access to such devices.  We’ve compiled a list of Test Drive-approved devices, and schools… Read more »