Nuevo in the Resource Center: new Spanish Materials and more!

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We are excited to offer new Spanish Materials for your Spanish-speaking, Spanish-learning communities at OverDrive’s Resource Center. In the kit, you’ll find a new How-to Bookmark! This much-loved resource concisely details how to use your OverDrive service and can now be utilized by Spanish speaking students and parents! Speaking of parents, there’s also a Spanish Letter-to-Parents to ensure all members… Read more »

New in the Resource Center: Kids’ Marketing Kit and more!

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If you haven’t poked around in OverDrive’s Resource Center in a while, now’s the time! Inspired by the recent Marketing Digital Books to Kids & Teens webcast, we’ve assembled some materials to help your library market to your youngest, mostly untapped market! In the kit you’ll find digital graphics for social media, resources for your Kids’ Reading Room, kid friendly Libby… Read more »

How OverDrive’s Instant Digital Card feature is instantly bringing thousands of new patrons to libraries #PLA2018

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When librarians visit Team OverDrive this week in Booth #829 at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia, they’ll see two words above our logo: Always. Innovating. Years of development and innovation led to Libby, our one-tap library app that provides reading happiness by connecting users to the books they want. We constantly work with… Read more »

Readers have borrowed more than 1 billion digital books through OverDrive #PLA2018

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One billion. It’s a defining number that’s hard to fathom yet understood as a massive milestone. There are very few things that can use the number 1 billion to describe what they represent. Recently, digital library checkouts through OverDrive became one of them. On February 10, Team OverDrive watched as our all-time checkouts surpassed 1… Read more »

Happy French Language Day!

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By: Beau Livengood, Account Specialist. I’m (probably?) biased because my name is Beau, but I believe French is the most beautiful language in the world. I find all the Romance languages pleasant-sounding, and I really fell in love with the French language and culture after studying there during college. Admittedly I’ve lost some of my speaking… Read more »

Is there still time to Promote the Big Library Read? Totes Ma-Goats!

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The next Big Library Read is coming on April 2nd and we couldn’t be more excited for your patrons to read Flat Broke with Two Goats. Jennifer McGaha’s memoir about overcoming financial debt and creating a new life in a one-hundred-year-old cabin is both moving and hilarious. Jennifer is unflinchingly honest in her description of their experience but… Read more »

5 reasons we’re excited for Quidditch Through the Ages

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The magic of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World continues! On top of the classic adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione, fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World have also been treated to the Hogwarts Library book collection, which now includes audiobooks of two of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School Library –  Fantastic Beasts and… Read more »

Learn how to curate your digital library!

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, Training Specialist It’s hard to talk about a successful digital library without using the word “curate.” Why? Because when you curate digital collections, you ultimately help patrons find new titles to enjoy and boost circulation numbers. As an added bonus, it’s super fun to do. We invite you to learn how to… Read more »

Marching toward summer

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By: Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist. Excuse my wordplay, but we really are marching toward the summer months. Perhaps you even have a countdown (I might). Though the office stays open all year here at OverDrive HQ, there is still something sweet about the dog days of summer. It may be easy to throw in the… Read more »

Our next K-12 webcast is Monday, March 19th! Spring follows. Right?

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By: Courtney Sveda, Training Specialist. Spring is just around the corner—at least that’s what I’ve heard; it’s still snowing here. I’m looking forward to its arrival though. To me, spring means opening my tightly shut windows, seeing the sun when I leave work in the evening, and most importantly, spring cleaning. I enjoy getting organized… Read more »