Alan Cumming on the Professional Book Nerds podcast

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Last week, our Professional Book Nerds celebrated the podcast’s one year birthday by interviewing Alan Cumming at the Cuyahoga County Public Library in their packed auditorium. Alan was in town performing his cabaret-style show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, and he took time to chat with us about his latest book, You Got to Get Bigger… Read more »

‘Tis the season to be eReadin’: New holiday materials

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Whether you’re suffering through a cold front, complete with snow and (gulps) ice, or peak tourism as your climate offers sweet, sweet relief–we all know it’s the season to get cozy. And what better way to get cozy than with your favorite eBook or audiobook, some marshmallow loaded cocoa,… Read more »

Librarian Share: Digital stock development tips from a UK librarian

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Ed. Note: At an OverDrive-hosted library seminar in October in London, our friend and library partner Philip Schofield, from Kent County Council, had the opportunity to share some best practices behind digital collection development. While stock selection criteria may vary across libraries, we’re sharing his tips for how to get your digital stock in good… Read more »

OverDrive’s Jill Grunenwald shares her best books of the year on NPR’s On Point

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By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst When I say I love talking about books, I mean I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS. It’s one reason we started the Professional Book Nerds podcast a year ago. Thanks to the podcast, I was asked to come onto NPR’s show On Point to discuss my favorite… Read more »

The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular can help stretch your year-end budget

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December can be a hectic time around the library. You’re planning holiday events and promotions while also working through next years calendar. At the same time you’re looking at that year-end budget knowing you’ve got to “spend it or lose it.” The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular offers you the perfect chance to make that money go… Read more »

Best Books of 2016

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By: Rachel Kray, OverDrive Collection Development Specialist. Whatever your personal reading preference may be, I think everyone can agree that 2016 was a great year for books. Let’s take a moment to reflect on The Best Books of 2016, the past year’s most influential, prominent and beloved titles before we celebrate and start reading in 2017…. Read more »