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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 »

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 »

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 »

Spring Into Savings this March

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By: Jill Grunenwald, Marketing and Communications Specialist Spring is right around the corner! As you brush away the last remaining cobwebs of winter and prepare to freshen up your personal and professional spaces with a little spring cleaning, remember that it’s also a great time to freshen up your OverDrive collection with new content. This… Read more »

If pups could read: Their Favorite Titles In Commemoration of the Year of the Dog

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By: Winnie Li, Business Development Executive   (Ed. Note: I can confirm all of these animals are very good doggos and their recommendations can definitely be trusted.) Peoples’ infatuation with dogs has been going on for 15,000 years. We are celebrating our beloved friends in 2018: The Year of the Dog. Much to our surprise,… Read more »

6 Most Popular Manga Series of 2017

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist 2017 was an exceptional year for manga readers. As new volumes were added to popular series and new series were introduced, there was a story for every fan to enjoy. Our partners, Kodansha Advanced Media and VIZ Media, released numerous titles that received recognition as some of the best manga of… Read more »

Brush up on the beasts: Host a Harry Potter Book Night

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Join us in celebrating the Wizarding World titles once again, with the return of Harry Potter Book Night, on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Devoted to the stories that brought us characters such as Harry, Ron and Hermione and magical creatures such as the Niffler and the Basilisk, Harry Potter Book… Read more »

Cost Per Circ lending model launches in OverDrive Marketplace

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Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks and videos are now available in the Cost Per Circ (CPC) lending model in OverDrive Marketplace. You’ll find popular books from more than 30 publishers, including HarperCollins, Blackstone Audio, Baker Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio. Add these titles to your collection and only pay when they’re borrowed by a patron…. Read more »