OverDrive shares significant growth in usage at London Book Fair

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. At the London Book Fair, March 14-16, OverDrive’s global expansion is providing one of the hottest opportunities in the publishing industry. With new library partners launching in Europe, Asia and Latin America, digital book sales will continue to grow as readers want popular content (both native and translated)… Read more »

4 easy ways to use OverDrive Help

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. OverDrive Help is a wonderful resource for library users who are looking for FAQs, getting started guides or simply want to learn something new about your digital library services. Readers can do a quick search to get articles about countless topics… Read more »

Train your library staff with OverDrive’s training webcast

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist One of the key steps to promoting your OverDrive Digital Library is to make sure your staff is knowledgeable about OverDrive products and services. So grab your team and get registered for our monthly training sessions on Marketplace Basics and The OverDrive User Experience!   Marketplace Basics is the… Read more »

10 Seuss quotes perfect for Read Across America

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By: Rickie Mascia and Adam Sockel Across the nation, Librarians are leading, readers are reading, and Teachers are teaching. Many will begin their day with “Green Eggs & Ham”, others may say I do not like them, Sam I am. A few may ask “How do you do?”, all while they sit next to Thing… Read more »

Your OverDrive Resource Center

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Yes, yours. OverDrive’s Resource Center was created with our partners in mind. We wanted it to be your one-stop-shop for all things OverDrive: the best of our marketing, collection development, training and product resources. We are coming up on the anniversary of it’s launch and hopefully you are familiar… Read more »

Why I Read

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Specialist & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. I consider myself very lucky when it comes to my employment. I’ve always loved the concept of books. If you’ll excuse the pun, the fact that all you need to do to discover a new world is open a book remains such… Read more »

eReading Rooms offer unique digital library curation options

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By: Shannon Carroll, OverDrive Account Specialist  eReading Rooms are additional curated locations available on your OverDrive platform that show content that share a certain theme, age level or format.  Most commonly, our partners utilize Kids and Teens rooms, which limit content based on audience level, to provide a targeted destination for our younger customers. With… Read more »

Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium surpasses 10 million checkouts on OverDrive

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Recently, Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) shared a press release, expressing their excitement in being a part of a major milestone for the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium. The group, made up of libraries throughout the state, has long been one of our most active and forward thinking digital library partners, providing eBooks and audiobooks to the readers… Read more »

Trump Presidency Brings Many Books Back into the Spotlight

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that the times they are a-changin’. Regardless of whether you are in favor of the current political changes happening in our country or fearful of them, many of us are turning to books for the… Read more »