We’re excited to invite your library and/or school to participate in OverDrive’s next Reader’s Advisory project. The project offers hand-picked titles to help users discover new favorites, leading to increased reader engagement and circulation for libraries.

In March, libraries that participated in the Reader’s Advisory initiative and curated the Read-Alike collection for OverDrive’s Big Library Read title, Shakespeare Saved My Life, saw growth in circulation for the related titles. A case study of selected libraries and several titles included in the collection showed an average circulation increase of 255% for titles over one month (compared to one month before adding the curated collections).

This round, we will be highlighting two collections: Book Club Picks for Adults and Fantastical Fairy Tales for Kids & Teens.

Next steps
The two collections will appear as Draft collections in the curation interface in Marketplace during the week of May 18th.

Preview the collections here:

Library Lists

Book Club Picks

Fantastical Fairy Tales

School Lists

School Book Club Picks

Fantastical Fairy Tales

If you plan to publish, please be sure to fill any gaps in the collection (or purchase additional copies in anticipation of increased demand) by Friday,May 15th.

We will post in the blog to confirm when the collections are available. Your only action at that time will be to Publish the collection to the desired location on your public-facing website.

To learn more about curating collections, you can:
• Watch a recorded training here (15 minutes)
• Consult the “Curate” section of the Marketplace User Guide

If you have any questions, please reach out to your OverDrive team (you can find the team members and their contact information in OverDrive Marketplace > Support tab in the right column).


Rachel Kray is a Collection Development Analyst for OverDrive