Readers from 21,000 libraries and schools will uncover “The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett”

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“Big Library Read” global digital book club enables Chelsea Sedoti’s debut novel to be borrowed and discussed for free CLEVELAND – October 12, 2017 – What happened to Lizzie Lovett? This is a mystery that readers can unravel by participating in the world’s largest global digital book club, Big Library Read. From October 12 through 26,… Read more »


OverDrive Awarded “B Corporation” Certification for its Dedication to Social Mission and Environmental Accountability

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Company empowers local and global communities with its commitment to “A World Enlightened by Reading” CLEVELAND – August 16, 2017 – OverDrive, a Rakuten Group Company and the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, is proud to announce today that it has earned certification as a B Corporation.  OverDrive joins thousands of companies such as…

Saving lives, serving knowledge, Carroll County Public Library

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By Jon Kelvey, Carroll County Times, August 6, 2017


OverDrive Adds Chief Sales and Marketing Officer to Lead Continued Expansion in K-12 Market

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Industry veteran Adam Eberle to guide OverDrive Education’s growth and strategic partnerships CLEVELAND – July 26, 2017 – As OverDrive brings its leading digital reading platform to more K-12 schools in the United States and beyond, the digital distributor announced that it has hired an education-industry veteran. Adam Eberle, will serve as OverDrive’s Chief Sales and…

K-12 Teachers and Librarians using eBooks and Audiobooks to Expand Student Learning

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OverDrive Education’s Shared Collections help schools share resources to get students reading ISTE Conference 2017, SAN ANTONIO – June 26, 2017 – Successful digital learning demands both flexibility and customization. OverDrive Education embraces both, with a custom-built reading platform that supports differentiated instruction, English Language Learning, Hi-Lo literacy instruction and blended learning. In the 2016-2017 school… Read more »

Meet Libby, the One-Tap Reading App from Your Library

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OverDrive’s new app creates a unique reading experience borrowing ebooks and audiobooks using a smartphone or tablet ALA Annual Conference at McCormick Place, CHICAGO – June 22, 2017 – As the nation’s librarians meet in Chicago at the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference this weekend, they will discover a new tool designed to bring… Read more »

20,000 Libraries to Participate in World’s Largest Global eBook Club

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“The Other Einstein” eBook can be borrowed, read and discussed for free for two weeks from public libraries worldwide CLEVELAND — June 12, 2017 —She’s the woman behind one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Readers can learn all about this remarkable woman and her compelling… Read more »

Newly Updated Digital Bookmobile Kicks Off 2017 North American Tour

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Traveling exhibit showcases popularity of eBooks, audiobooks and more from your local library CLEVELAND — June 8, 2017 — It’s a one-of-a-kind event coming to a library near you. The 2017 Digital Bookmobile North American Tour, powered by OverDrive, launches Friday, June 9th at Waukesha Public Library in Wisconsin. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated, innovative… Read more »

Cokie Roberts to Headline OverDrive’s Digipalooza Library and School Conference in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — May 10, 2017 — Award-winning journalist for ABC News and NPR, Cokie Roberts will take center stage at OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2017 Conference this summer. A bestselling author who has touched millions of readers, Cokie will deliver the keynote address to hundreds of librarians and educators at the international user group conference, August 3, 2017,… Read more »

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 »