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From home ec to votech: the hands-on skills we miss

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To Home Ec pioneers, the topic was considered a science, and far more respectable than the eye-roll it gets in the tech age. And yet, we head scratch at college students’ inability to do laundry, young graduates unable to cook for themselves and that nearly no young adults grasp the concept of budget or credit… 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 »

Nuevo in the Resource Center: new Spanish Materials and more!

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We are excited to offer new Spanish Materials for your Spanish-speaking, Spanish-learning communities at OverDrive’s Resource Center. In the kit, you’ll find a new How-to Bookmark! This much-loved resource concisely details how to use your OverDrive service and can now be utilized by Spanish speaking students and parents! Speaking of parents, there’s also a Spanish Letter-to-Parents to ensure all members… Read more »

Marching toward summer

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By: Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist. Excuse my wordplay, but we really are marching toward the summer months. Perhaps you even have a countdown (I might). Though the office stays open all year here at OverDrive HQ, there is still something sweet about the dog days of summer. It may be easy to throw in the… Read more »

Our next K-12 webcast is Monday, March 19th! Spring follows. Right?

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By: Courtney Sveda, Training Specialist. Spring is just around the corner—at least that’s what I’ve heard; it’s still snowing here. I’m looking forward to its arrival though. To me, spring means opening my tightly shut windows, seeing the sun when I leave work in the evening, and most importantly, spring cleaning. I enjoy getting organized… Read more »

Calling all School Stars!

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By: Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist. If you haven’t heard, we are currently seeking creative minds to enter our School Stars promotion campaign. We want to hear how you promote OverDrive in your school. Maybe it’s through a fun and engaging bulletin board hanging outside your library in one or several of your classrooms? Maybe you are a social media savant… Read more »