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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 »

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 »

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 »

Increase digital collection engagement and usage by marketing to the older adults in your community

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By: Courtney Sveda, OverDrive Training Specialist Your library’s digital collection is filled with titles of interest for all types of readers, which makes it an excellent resource for your patrons. However, when it comes to gaining patron interest, having the right titles is only part of the answer. The other necessary component? A tailored marketing… Read more »

Libraries Leading the Way During National Library Week

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By: Jill Grunenwald, Marketing and Communications Specialist April 8th marks the start of National Library Week! Now in its 60th year, National Library Week celebrates the impact that libraries and library employees have in their communities. All kinds of libraries participate, including school, public, academic, and special libraries. Obviously here at OverDrive, we love libraries! We… 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 »