Learning: It Can Take Less Time Than You Think!

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By: Sydney Kalnay, OverDrive Training Specialist   We know it can be difficult to fit training into your busy schedule. Whether you’re working one-on-one with patrons or students, or doing essential behind the scenes work to build your collections or manage staff, it seems there’s rarely time left over for learning. Did you know that… Read more »

Sno-Isle Libraries uses OverDrive to create digital version of their community book club

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By: Michael Hawkins, Electronic Resources Librarian with Sno-Isle Libraries. Ed. Note: Sno-Isle Libraries recently completed a community reading program called Whidbey Reads, a large scale book club. This year they implemented a digital aspect using their OverDrive collection for the first time. What follows is how Sno-Isle set up their program with OverDrive and the… Read more »

Why Audiobooks are Perfect for Travel

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By: Kristin Milks, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. The season is a-changing and with it (unless you’re in Australia *hashtag sorry*) comes warm weather, cool nights and the promise of outdoor reading time. But what’s that you say? You must travel for work/weddings/vacation? How ever will you get through your summer reading list? AUDIOBOOKS! Look, I’m… Read more »

Musical Read-Alongs… a.k.a Sing-Alongs

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst Picture books are lovely and beautiful. Created to explain workings of the world and and the joy of imagination to the precious tiny humans in our lives, a good picture book can affect lives far more than a powerful literary novel. And in my world, the best… Read more »

Subscribe to the Professional Book Nerds Podcast!

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By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst and host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast A little over six months ago, OverDrive’s staff librarian team introduced the Professional Book Nerds podcast! As voracious readers who spend their days talking about books and recommending books, we decided to take the conversation out to a wider audience… Read more »

Join us in celebrating #Readathon2016

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This Saturday, May 21, has officially been dubbed National Readathon Day. This holiday is dedicated to the joy of reading and giving, as readers everywhere join together in libraries, schools and on social media (#Readathon2016) to read and raise funds in support of literacy. This year, National Readathon Day is a collaboration between our friends… Read more »

Awareness of library eBook availability is at an all-time high

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Recently, Pew released a report titled “Libraries and Learning”, which found that the number of people aware of digital materials at their library has never been higher. As lifestyles continue to get busier and technologies advance, people are taking advantage of eBooks and digital audiobooks more than ever…. Read more »