How public libraries are evolving to meet patrons’ needs in the digital age

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Public libraries have always played a vital role in the communities they serve. The changing needs and demands of  patrons have led to a physical evolution of libraries, including an increase in group work spaces, expanded computer and internet access and dedicated kids and teens hangout areas. Concurrent with this physical transformation  has been a… Read more »

Add a #BannedBooksWeek curated collection to your digital library today!

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  At OverDrive we know a few things for certain: 1) #BannedBooksWeek is awesome and 2) offering your users customized curated collections is a great way to boost your circulation. Why not marry those two undeniable facts by creating a #BannedBooksWeek curated collection for you site today! We’ve even done the hard work for you…. Read more »

Lets celebrate #BannedBooksWeek!

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By Sheila Henline, a librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive. (ED. Note: for optimal enjoyment press play before reading…)   Every year libraries and librarians, booksellers, publishers and authors become involved in #BannedBooksWeek, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The importance of choice is crucial when accessing information and reading. This year… Read more »

OverDrive Read-Along eBooks: perfect for your young students and readers

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist   It’s hard to believe but the calendar has inched towards October, signifying both the end of summer and back to school time for students of all ages. You can take advantage of our Back to School sale to add content for your middle and high schoolers but it’s… Read more »

Put on your pageant dresses because we’re reviewing Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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By Kristin Milks, a librarian and Collection Development Specialist with OverDrive Put on your Dolly records, get out your tiaras, and make sure your pageant smiles are plastered on your face because Julie Murphy’s new book Dumplin’ is here. Willowdean is a Texas teen who is confident and sure of herself, her friendship with Ellen,… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Merchandise Your OverDrive Collection Like a Pro

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Ed. Note: This blog was written by Maria Cipriano. Maria is a Collections Librarian and manages the Electronic and Online resources for Toronto Public Library. Recently she presented at Digipalooza about Toronto Public Library and their success with curated collection.    Last month I did something that I normally avoid like the plague – public speaking!… Read more »

Adam’s 10 deserted island reads

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(Ed. Note: Adam is a Social Media Specialist at OverDrive and manages the blog. He put his whole team through this exercise so it only seemed fair that he do it too. He’s also writing this note and apologizes that it’s in third person. I have no idea why we’re putting ourselves through this. It’s impossible…. Read more »