Experience war through words

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When you are young and Memorial Day rolls around, you are oblivious to what the extra day off of school and impromptu cookout means.  However, the older you get, the more you understand the actual signification of the holiday, to remember and honor those who have fallen in war. It is quite hard to imagine what it would be like going through such… Read more »

OverDrive’s 2010 ‘Outreach Program’ Contest

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Attention all OverDrive Library Partners! Enter our 2nd ‘Outreach Program’ Contest to win great prizes for your library. Winners will be judged based on creativity and effectiveness of the campaign(s). Who can participate? The ‘Outreach Program’ Contest is open to all OverDrive library partners, including main and branch locations, and libraries participating in an OverDrive shared collection. How are the… Read more »

Save the Date: OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2011

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Digipalooza, OverDrive’s international user group conference, offers a unique blend of education, networking, and fun. Plan now for the next Digipalooza: July 28 – 31, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit www.digipalooza.com to learn more! Digipalooza is three days of fast-paced, content-packed informative sessions and networking activities designed to share best practices and lessons learned about… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile keeps going and going

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Our last Digital Bookmobile update was posted more than a month ago, and since then we held our 250th event (with Boulder Public Library) and crossed the 35,000 mile mark. To quote Keanu Reeves, “Whoa.” It’s hard to believe that in all that time on the road the Digital Bookmobile never held an event in… Read more »

Book trailers build buzz… and you can build them too

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I, like many others, love movie trailers.  Filmmakers do such a great job creating these trailers, that by the end of the two-and-a-half minute clip you are already planning your trip to the theater for opening day. The point of these short clips are to accurately portray the plot and to give just enough car chases or… Read more »

Best audiobooks for a family road trip

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Cindy Orr offers a few audiobook suggestions for family road trips in her monthly blog post. Summer is near, and with it the traditional family road trip. Here are some audiobooks for everyone to enjoy together. You don’t want sobbing children in the back seat, so I left out such beloved tearjerkers as Charlotte’s Web and Because of Winn-Dixie…. Read more »

Great books for moms

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. With the popularity of gifting eBook readers and MP3 players, why not prep your collection with digital books to suit every type of mom! Here are a few suggestions: For the New Mom: The Hot Mom to Be Handbook Breaking the Good Mom Myth For the Modern Mom: The… Read more »