The Summer Reading eHighlights is here!

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By: Todd Warhola, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. It’s nearly summer time and we all know what that means…Summer reading! The eHighlights offices are once again atwitter with new book excitement. This month we have two new issues we are eHighlighting! The June Adult Edition of eHighlights focuses on new material from old favorites. This edition… Read more »

Spring has sprung! Let’s get out in the garden

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By: Sheila Henline, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. I eagerly await the last frost of the spring season, the budding of the trees, the blossoming of the dandelions and the spring peepers (frogs) to start chirping. This year I added some ‘peeps’ (baby chickens) to herald the arrival of spring. Along with these signs of spring,… Read more »

Introducing Loan Stars

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By: Karen Jakubczak, OverDrive Account Specialist and Jill Grunenwald, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst All titles mentioned in this post can be found here. OverDrive is excited to introduce you to Loan Stars! Just what is Loan Stars? Loan Stars is the new readers’ advisory service that allows library staff across Canada to collaboratively select their… Read more »

How to Get Students Talking About Reading With Technology

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By: Jessica Sanders is the Director of Social Outreach for Whooo’s Reading, a San Diego-based education organization that motivates students to read more every day. It’s available to teachers, schools and districts. Jessica grew up reading books like The Giver and Holes, and is passionate about making reading as exciting for young kids today as… Read more »

College & university libraries evolving with digital content (webcast)

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It’s no secret that thousands of libraries and K-12 schools partner with OverDrive to provide users and students 24/7 access to reading materials. In the last few years, colleges and universities around the world have begun creating digital library websites as well, providing students a constant connection to the literature and content they need to… Read more »

Updates to OverDrive Read and Listen

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OverDrive Read and Listen are the easiest ways to enjoy content from your digital library website. Simply borow the title you want to enjoy and then starting reading (or listening) to them right in your browser. No downloads or apps necessary. Read (eBooks) and Listen (audiobooks) OverDrive Read and Listen recently had an update that… Read more »

The top 6 ways libraries are increasing their digital circulation

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At PLA in Denver last week, Team OverDrive met with countless library partners, sharing the latest innovations coming this year and discussing the continued surge in digital library lending. While presenting and interacting with these librarians, the overarching theme for why digital checkouts are at an all time high was clear: providing content for every… Read more »

What to Read While Waiting for Winds of Winter

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst All titles in this article can be found here.  I started reading George R.R. Martin’s epic Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series shortly after the publication of A Feast for Crows. I completely devoured the first four books in a matter of weeks…and thus the… Read more »