Win free Shakira Tickets from OverDrive

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In celebration of our corporate parent Rakuten sponsoring Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour, we’re excited to announce that OverDrive is giving away 56 pairs of tickets to several concerts throughout the United States leg of her tour. These tickets are for shows in the following cities: Chicago, Illinois New York, New York Washington D.C. Orlando,… Read more »

No hassle event planning at the Resource Center

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By: Abbie Frank, Outreach Specialist. We know that planning an event can be stressful and you have A LOT of details to think through, but don’t fret. OverDrive has fun, event templates in the Resource Center to grab the attention of your readers. Let’s take a look…             eBook Story Time We… Read more »

12 YA Characters sure to bring any reluctant reader back to the books

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Here at OverDrive, we pride ourselves on our book nerdery and borderline obsessive integration of literature in our daily lives. Honestly, it’s pretty rare to walk by a group of coworkers in the office and hear them chatting about anything other than books. We work with public and school librarians constantly and while we all… Read more »

OverDrive’s Instant Digital Card service is now integrated with SirsiDynix

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For the last few months, we’ve been sharing success stories about how libraries are adding thousands of new OverDrive users through our Instant Digital Card (IDC) service. IDC creates a digital card in under 30 seconds, providing instant access to eBooks and audiobooks for new readers through Libby and your OverDrive websites. It’s the perfect way to… Read more »

From home ec to votech: the hands-on skills we miss

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To Home Ec pioneers, the topic was considered a science, and far more respectable than the eye-roll it gets in the tech age. And yet, we head scratch at college students’ inability to do laundry, young graduates unable to cook for themselves and that nearly no young adults grasp the concept of budget or credit… Read more »

Time to Celebrate National Bookmobile Day 2018

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Ed. Note: This post was first shared at https://digitalbookmobile.com. Be sure to check there frequently to see where our Digital Bookmobile will be headed next. By: Lauren Bajda, OverDrive Digital Media Events Specialist Happy National Bookmobile Day from the staff at OverDrive! National Bookmobile Day was started in 2010 and is sponsored by the American Library Association,… Read more »

We’re launching a magazine and we’re now accepting submissions on what you want to read about

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We’re excited to announce that OverDrive is launching a quarterly online magazine and we want your input. Titled Perspectives on Reading, this publication will provide unique insight into the world of reading and its impact on our communities. It’s designed to serve our valued library, school and publishing partners, and the first edition is scheduled for release… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month at Your Library

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By: Rickie Mascia & Jill Grunenwald, Marketing & Communications Specialists  April is National Poetry Month, a literary celebration of a genre that supports expression, encourages feelings, and challenges readers to think beyond the words on a page. Inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is observed by thousands of libraries, schools, and… Read more »