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Webcast: Market digital books to kids and teens in your community

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist Digital learning technology is proven to help students study, focus, and get better grades. Your digital library has an important role to play in student success, and Team OverDrive is here to help you with our newest special webcast, Marketing Digital Books to Kids & Teens. Join us on… Read more »

New year, new training webcasts

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By: Courtney Sveda, Training Specialist Here at OverDrive, we love to innovate. We continually update our products with new features and improvements, and our monthly library webcasts are no exception. The Training team wants to ensure our live sessions meet your needs when it comes to learning about your OverDrive service, which is why our… Read more »

What we’re reading for Black History Month

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. I grew up a fortunate reader. Though my family was not wealthy, my parents always had the means to provide as many books as I could read. Library and bookstore trips were not special occasions. They were weekly staples. I… Read more »

The Digital Bookmobile Hits the Road in 2018

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By: Lauren Bajda, Digital Media Events Specialists Ed. Note: this blog was originally posted on the Digital Bookmobile’s blog. Follow along for frequent events and tour updates. The Digital Bookmobile is geared up and ready to hit the road in 2018! After taking a two month break this winter, the Digital Bookmobile (and its staff)… Read more »

A Picture is worth a thousand words, Instagram how-tos

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By: Abbie Frank, OverDrive Outreach Specialist  Each day, 1.2 billion people around the world use social media and two million advertisers utilize these sites to market their brand. Instagram alone has 500 million active monthly users. For beginners, posting on complex platforms like Instagram can get quite confusing and frustrating at times. Do NOT fret;… 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 »

6 Tips on How Libby Can Help You Read More in 2018

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Many bookish people are starting 2018 off with new reading goals and high hopes to read more than the year before. With titles piling up on “To Be Read” lists, it can be difficult to stay on track with projected reading goals. Local libraries have numerous tools and… 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 »

The OverDrive Million Checkout Club hits 58 members in 2017

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Recently, we shared news about another record-setting year in digital reading as libraries and schools around the world circulated over a quarter of a billion titles through OverDrive in 2017. Libraries hit individual milestones as well, with 58 library systems surpassed 1 million eBook and audiobook checkouts in the calendar year. The libraries represented the… Read more »

Sacramento PL adds hundreds of new patrons in two months using OverDrive’s instant library card feature

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The Sacramento Public Library (SPL) is the latest OverDrive partner to see an influx of new users to their digital library thanks to our instant library card feature. The service, accessible through both Libby and your OverDrive-powered websites, provides first-time users a digital library card in under 30 seconds. Libraries across the country have embraced this seamless tool… Read more »