The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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By: Jill Grunenwald, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast I was fifteen when I first discovered iconic Canadian author Margaret Atwood. It was 1997, which I only remember because the Stow Public Library in Stow, Ohio was going through a big renovation that required a temporary move which meant I… Read more »

We hope you’re hungry because Art of the Pie is the next Big Library Read selection

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Grab your aprons and your rolling pins because the Big Library Read is coming back on March 16 and we’re heading to the kitchen. Called “one of the best cookbooks of 2016” and the new “Pie-Baking Bible” by NPR, Oprah.com and others, Art of the Pie promises to be an exciting read for bakers of any… Read more »

Discover Manga with up to 50% off top trending titles

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. OverDrive has partnered with Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM) and VIZ Media, the two bestselling manga publishers to provide hundreds of translated (English) manga titles to libraries in North America. Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM), is offering 50% off newly-added titles through February 28th! KAM focuses on the digital distribution… Read more »

Save up to 50% on 2000+ romance titles during our February sale

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With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the month, February has become the unofficial “Romance Month” in the literary world. For libraries, this means big savings as over 2,000 romance titles are up to 50% of in OverDrive Marketplace from now through the 20th. Sale titles include bestsellers from Nicholas Sparks, Susan Mallery, Samantha… Read more »

San Antonio Public Library creates teen-curated digital collections

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San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has long been forward thinking in regards to bringing in new users through their OverDrive digital content. They were one of the first libraries to use OverDrive Media Stations to promote their digital collections through their “Connect at Central” space in their main library branch as well as at their… Read more »

OverDrive to present on engaging new readers at the Ontario Library Association conference

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On February 2 and 3, OverDrive will be at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference meeting with our Canadian library partners and presenting best practices on connecting with readers from every corner of your community. OverDrive will be presenting in booth #715, highlighting marketing and curation ideas to help librarians build upon a record 2016,… Read more »

3 takeaways from #ALAMW17

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Every time we return from a large conference like the American Library Association Midwinter meetings we come back feeling re-energized from the countless conversations that occur with library partners, publishers and OverDrive users. Engaging with so many librarians who put in countless hours promoting their digital services is invigorating and we often return to the office… Read more »

OverDrive to present new flexible consortia options and the future of digital library lending at ALA

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  During the American Library Association (ALA) winter meetings in Atlanta, OverDrive will present statistics from a record setting year in digital library lending as well as the new features and products that libraries and users will take advantage of in 2017. Last year, readers borrowed 196 million digital titles through OverDrive-powered websites, a 21%… Read more »