OverDrive Education Recommends Top 200 Digital Books to Empower Students & Teachers for School Library Month

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From emerging readers to Professional Development for teachers, eBooks and audiobooks supporting inclusion, social justice and empathy CLEVELAND – April 10, 2017 – School librarians report that eBooks and audiobooks help them reach “sneaky readers,” Hi-Lo readers and those seeking the privacy that digital reading provides. As a result for the past two years, OverDrive… Read more »

Professional Book Nerds Announce the “Must Read” New Releases for April

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Popular podcast’s latest author interview features one of Time’s 100 most influential people and New York Times bestselling author, George Saunders CLEVELAND — April 4, 2017 — Every week, authors release their latest books and unveil new and interesting characters. For most readers, it’s hard to choose the next great read. The Professional Book Nerds (PBN), staff… Read more »

Schools Gain Long-term Success Through Digital Sharing

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eBook and audiobook shared collections enable K-12 schools and districts to maximize student engagement CLEVELAND – March 23, 2017 – Schools have long found success and efficiency sharing resources, and digital content is an ideal candidate for sharing. Earlier this year, OverDrive Education launched shared eBook and audiobook collections for K-12, a collaborative reading platform that enables… Read more »

Readers Around the Globe Join Largest Digital Book Club to Devour “Art of the Pie”

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One of the best cookbooks of 2016 selected for Big Library Read, the global book club through libraries  CLEVELAND — March 15, 2017 — Grab your aprons and rolling pins because Big Library Read, the first global digital Book Club through libraries, is back starting March 16. This time, you’re heading to the kitchen. Called “one of the… Read more »

OverDrive’s Institutional Buyers Drive Strong eBook Growth for 2016

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Led by North America, library and school partners reach millions of new readers and drive sales LONDON — March 13, 2017 — The trend in digital reading continues to grow as OverDrive saw eBook and audiobook sales dramatically increase to their institutional channels in 2016. OverDrive supplies and enables more than 90 percent of public libraries… Read more »

OverDrive Education Launches Shared Collections for K-12

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Schools and districts can cross-share digital collections with each other and provide more digital books to their students CLEVELAND — January 23, 2017 — Budgeting for digital content remains a challenge in many schools. Individual schools often cannot launch a comprehensive digital initiative alone. To increase accessibility, OverDrive Education now offers shared collections, a collaborative eBook platform… Read more »

Record Number of Libraries Surpass One Million eBook and Audiobook Checkouts with OverDrive in 2016

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CLEVELAND— January 18, 2017 — Librarians worldwide will be celebrating their record-breaking digital book checkouts at the American Library Association’s (ALA) MidWinter Conference in Atlanta. OverDrive announced today that 30 standalone public library systems and 19 library consortia in the U.S. and two other countries have set a new record for lending more than one million… Read more »

K-12 Students Borrow Record Number of eBooks and Audiobooks from their School Library in 2016

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The most popular digital titles used in schools and hot books for 2017 CLEVELAND — January 11, 2017 — The use of eBooks and audiobooks has grown steadily in K-12 classrooms and libraries. The number of digital books borrowed on OverDrive’s K-12 digital reading platform is up 48 percent compared to 2015. K-12 students are… Read more »

Readers Borrow Record Number of eBooks and Audiobooks from the Library in 2016

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Libraries leverage growing success of digital Book Clubs and Children’s/YA titles CLEVELAND— January 10, 2017 — The trend in digital reading continued its uninterrupted growth in 2016 as a record number of readers turned to their local library and school to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks. According to OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools,… Read more »

The Best Books of 2016

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OverDrive’s Professional Book Nerds release the best novels, fiction, memoirs and more found in the public library CLEVELAND – December 19, 2016 – The holiday season is upon us and many will be receiving new devices. As people unwrap their new tablets and eReaders and begin to explore, the number of digital books borrowed from… Read more »

The New OverDrive Streamlines Library eBook and Audiobook Lending

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Enhanced tools for librarians to connect with their readers more effectively CLEVELAND – November 16, 2016 – Meet the new OverDrive, the fastest and easiest way to reading happiness from the library. Libraries around the world now have a new integrated website and app to deliver more eBooks and audiobooks to their readers. The OverDrive… Read more »

OverDrive to Donate Popular eBooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools

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Schools to receive simultaneous access collection of 200 eBooks for digital reading CLEVELAND — November 3, 2016 – OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for schools and libraries, is empowering young readers with a new initiative that will make hundreds of popular eBooks available to children for free. As part of the company’s 30th anniversary… Read more »

Global Book Club Selection Addresses School Violence Issues

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“This Is Where It Ends,” a fictional but authentic look at a school shooting, selected for OverDrive’s Big Library Read CLEVELAND – October 11, 2016 – Violence in schools has become a serious problem in many countries. Students being bullied, fighting, and being threatened or injured with a weapon have all increased in recent years… Read more »

Winning over Digital Doubters

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OverDrive’s Top 5 Tips for District Administrators to Successfully Shift to Digital CLEVELAND–September 22, 2016—Guiding a school building or district into the digital era takes lot of time, effort and planning, especially if faculty and staff are hesitant to change. Administrators may find themselves unsure how to approach digital doubters when integrating eBooks into the… Read more »

International Read an eBook Day set for September 16

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OverDrive survey finds readers are using their library more because of eBooks CLEVELAND— September 14, 2016 – Charge the tablet, download an eBook and set aside some “me” time in the comfy chair. International Read an eBook Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness for reading digitally, is set for Friday, September 16. More popular than… Read more »

World-renowned Pimsleur Language Program Teams with OverDrive

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Hundreds of language learning titles now available for public, school and corporate libraries worldwide to lend through the OverDrive platform CLEVELAND – August 31, 2016 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook lending platform for libraries and schools, today announced an agreement with Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Language Programs to be its exclusive international (outside… Read more »

Teachers are Individualizing the Learning Experience with eBooks

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How students can build a lifelong relationship with technology through eBooks CLEVELAND, OH August 29, 2016 – Technology in the classroom can be a scary thought for some teachers, but it doesn’t have to be. The simplest way schools can integrate technology into the classroom is to start with reading. A digital reading platform with… Read more »

More K-12 Students Reading on OverDrive Digital Reading Platform

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children most popular digital novel set used in schools AT THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE (ISTE), DENVER — June 27, 2016 –  A record number of K-12 students are reading digital books using the OverDrive digital platform for schools. In the 2015-2016 school year, approximately six… Read more »