With the addition of the Curated Collections tool in OverDrive Marketplace, it’s easier than ever to showcase titles in your digital collection. Many libraries and schools have already taken advantage of the ability to create interesting custom collections that highlight their digital catalog in a new way. Librarians and school media specialists often create book displays and suggested reading lists for physical titles; Curated collections make it easy to translate that skill into the digital world.

Some examples of cool curated collections we’ve spotted on our library partner sites include:

For fans of the podcast ‘Serial’

“All the Light We Cannot See” Read-Alikes

Toronto in Fiction

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

The book behind the film

CBC Novels That Make You Proud to Be Canadian!

*Links above are subject to change as libraries update their collections. The curate tool is ideal to rotate collections in and out to offer better exposure to a wide variety of titles, outside of just best-sellers and your most recently added content.

Some of the collections listed above are adapted from Recommended Lists, created by OverDrive’s team of Collection Development librarians. You can browse the ever-expanding lists in the Collection Development section of the Partner Portal. Coming soon, we’ll launch a Readers’ Advisory campaign to tie-in with the next Big Library Read book with a corresponding curated collection that you can easily add to your site. Keep an eye out for more details in the coming days!

Melissa Marin is a Marketing Specialist at OverDrive.