Schools across the country are moving their novel study programs from print to digital

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The Book Thief, The Giver among most popular digital novels in schools  At the FETC Annual Conference, ORLANDO, FL— January 12, 2016– eBooks, as well as digital audiobooks, have become a vital component to promote reading and support literacy goals in nearly 13,000 schools and districts in 50 countries. Educators are increasing integration and creative… Read more »

Record Number of Libraries Surpass One Million eBook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2015

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Digital book lending continues significant growth, with audiobooks increasing fastest BOSTON— January 07, 2016 — Librarians across the nation are celebrating the record-setting pace that their digital collections are lending as they convene at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Conference, January 8-11, 2015.  OverDrive announced today that among the hundreds of libraries across North America… Read more »

Library Readers Borrow Record Numbers of eBooks and Audiobooks in 2015

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Growth of Digital Audiobook Lending Outpaces eBook Lending CLEVELAND — January 05, 2016 — 2015 was a banner year for libraries with record numbers of readers turning to their local library to borrow and download popular eBooks and audiobooks. OverDrive, the industry leader for digital book lending serving over 90 percent of the nation’s libraries,… Read more »

Seven reasons why schools are using digital audiobooks with students every day

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CLEVELAND, December 3, 2015 – These days, technology and classroom are two words that go hand in hand. More schools and educators have an increased focus on engaging students by leveraging eBook and audiobook technology to support instruction in the classroom. Nearly 13,000 schools and districts work with OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for… Read more »

Popular eBooks and audiobooks for Veteran’s Day

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Saluting our veterans with great reads from your local library Who: OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools is celebrating the brave men and women who put their country before themselves. What: View OverDrive’s list of popular eBooks and audiobooks that patrons can borrow from their local library that represents the bravery and… Read more »

Read-Along eBooks growing in popularity at local libraries

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“Most borrowed library eBooks” include Read-Along titles and popular Halloween books CLEVELAND, October 21, 2015 –eBooks have long been a common format for reading, and digital enhancements with sound and motion are becoming more common as well.  Since being introduced to libraries last year, circulation of Read-Along eBooks (synchronized audio and text, also known as… Read more »

OverDrive’s Global eBook Catalog for Schools Continues Tremendous Growth

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Content from multiple publishers meeting students’ and educators’ digital needs in the classroom   CLEVELAND, October 14, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, announced that more than 54,000 new eBook and audiobook titles have been added to their school catalog in 2015. Supplementing an industry-leading assortment of more than 2… Read more »

More than 300,000 digital titles added to industry-leading global eBook catalog

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Top publishers and authors from more than a dozen countries join the OverDrive catalog FRANKFURT, October 13, 2015 – As the world’s authors and publishers convene in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, leading digital content provider OverDrive announced global expansion with institutional buyers now in more than 50 countries. To meet increasing… Read more »

Worldwide Library eBook Reading Club Kicks Off

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Simultaneous Access to Two Popular Young Adult eBook Titles Now Available   CLEVELAND, October 8, 2015 – More than 30,000 libraries and schools are participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club. Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. For the first time,… Read more »

Public Libraries Evolving to Meet Readers’ Needs in the Digital Age

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Survey of 17,000 patrons shows library eBook borrowing on the rise, especially on mobile devices CLEVELAND, September 30, 2015 – As the needs of communities change, public libraries have adapted to a world where more information lives in digital form, accessible anytime and anywhere. With 95 percent of U.S. libraries now offering eBooks and audiobooks,… Read more »

Millions of Students Using eBooks as Learning Tool in Schools

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CLEVELAND, September 17, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, announced that nearly 13,000 schools and districts representing more than five million students from 41 countries have access to digital books this school year. Over the past nine months, nearly 1,600 new schools and districts adopted OverDrive as their digital content… Read more »

OverDrive and Pearson to bring digital textbooks to Napa Valley Unified School District students

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CLEVELAND, September 10, 2015 – Students at Napa Valley Unified School District’s (NVUSD) high schools in Napa and American Canyon, California, will be able to access their math textbooks digitally using iPads, Chromebooks or other devices, beginning this month for the 2015-2016 school year. Thanks to a new partnership with OverDrive, the leading eBook and… Read more »

Page Turners from Your Local Library

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The Girl on the Train and Alert most borrowed eBooks and audiobooks in August   CLEVELAND, September 1, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools, announced the most borrowed digital books from public libraries for August 2015. Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train continues to dominate the top… Read more »

Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train Most Borrowed eBook and Digital Audiobook From Libraries in July

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Go Set a Watchman breaks record for digital titles borrowed in debut month  CLEVELAND, August 6, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools, announced the most borrowed digital books from public libraries for July 2015. Paula Hawkins’ hugely successful The Girl on the Train tops the most popular eBook… Read more »

Librarians across the Globe will shape the Future of eBook Lending at Cleveland Event

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CLEVELAND, August 5, 2015 – As Donald Trump, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and the other Republican candidates take the stage Thursday to talk about the nation’s future in Cleveland, librarians from all over the world will be developing plans to enhance the future of their communities just a few blocks away. Addressing similar social issues… Read more »

eBook and Audiobook Lending Soars to Daily Record at Libraries and Schools

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San Francisco, California – July 1, 2015 – As the nation’s librarians conclude the 2015 annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in San Francisco, their eBook catalogs set a new daily record for lending digital titles. According to OverDrive, the leading eBook platform for libraries and schools, Monday, June 29, 2015 saw a… Read more »

Millions of Students Using eBooks as a Learning Tool in Schools

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Digital instructional materials empowering students and educators in thousands of schools and districts Philadelphia, PA – International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference –June 29, 2015—Schools and districts across the United States and worldwide are reaping the benefits of providing eBooks and audiobooks in a systematic way that engages students and leverages all devices… Read more »

OverDrive to Present the Future of eBook Lending at National Library Conference

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New platform will redefine how libraries lend digital materials with unprecedented ease and speed  ALA Annual Conference at The Moscone Center, San Francisco – June 25, 2015 – As the nation’s librarians convene in San Francisco at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference this weekend, leading digital content provider OverDrive will present the… Read more »

New York Times bestselling “chick lit” author Jane Green to keynote OverDrive’s Digipalooza conference

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CLEVELAND—June 22, 2015— OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools, announced 16-time New York Times bestselling author Jane Green as the keynote speaker at Digipalooza 2015.  Together with Helen Fielding and Candace Bushnell, Green helped establish the genre known as “chick lit” and is well known for radio and television in… Read more »

Digital books for free from your library

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By Kirk Yuhnke, FOX 31 Denver, June 12, 2015 Your tax dollars likely pay for them so you might as well use them! Libraries across the country and Colorado pay for a service called OverDrive. By downloading the OverDrive app on your tablet or smartphone you can “borrow” eBooks from your local library.

Penguin Random House scholarship recipients to be honored at OverDrive’s Digipalooza conference

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CLEVELAND—April 1, 2015—OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools, and Penguin Random House are proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Penguin Random House Digipalooza Scholarship.  Digipalooza (http://digipalooza.com), OverDrive’s international user group conference for partner libraries and schools from the OverDrive worldwide network, will take place August 5-7, 2015 in… Read more »

Schools Add eBooks at Record Pace in 2014-15

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Growing catalog, ease of use, broad compatibility seen as drivers for OverDrive-powered schools At the ASCD Annual Conference, Houston, TX—March 20, 2015– OverDrive, the leading eBook platform for schools and libraries, announced that a record number of schools and districts have made the digital shift successfully in the 2014-15 school year.  More than 12,000 schools… Read more »

OverDrive Announces Agreement for Acquisition by Rakuten

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CLEVELAND, OH – March 19, 2015 — OverDrive, Inc., the leading eBook, audiobook and streaming video platform for libraries and schools, today announced it entered into an agreement to be acquired by Rakuten Inc., one of the world’s largest Internet services companies.  Insight Venture Partners has been the majority shareholder of OverDrive since 2010.  OverDrive… Read more »

OverDrive to offer Disney titles for streaming video lending through U.S. and Canadian libraries

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Iconic studio represents third major motion picture studio to join OverDrive catalog in as many months Cleveland–February 11, 2015– OverDrive, the leading digital media lending platform for libraries and schools, today announced an agreement with The Walt Disney Studios to offer more than 100 streaming video titles to public library partners in the U.S. and… Read more »

OverDrive and HP collaborate to provide eBooks to students on new devices

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HP Education Edition notebook and tablets preloaded with OverDrive apps and curated collection of eBooks and audiobooks as part of HP School Pack Cleveland–February 2, 2015– OverDrive, the leading eBook distribution platform for schools and libraries, and HP are working together to bring eBook and digital audiobooks to K-12 classrooms. HP recently announced Education Edition… Read more »