While every day here at OverDrive is read an eBook day, the official Read an eBook Day is happening again this year on September 18th. Launched last year as a celebration of modern storytelling, Read an eBook Day is a great opportunity to get the word out about your eBook collection to your library community. In the marketing kit available in the Partner Portal, you’ll find a collection of resources to get ready for Read an eBook Day:

  • Web graphics to share on your website or social media accounts
  • “I love eBooks from my library!” stickers designed to be printed on Avery labels (Product #22806, Print-to-the-Edge Square Labels, available at office supply stores or online retailers.)
  • A selection of flyers encouraging visitors to share what they’re reading for Read an eBook Day at ReadaneBookDay.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or Pinterest using the hashtag #eBookLove. There are 3 flyer designs featuring different stock photo options that target various demographics.
  • A quarter sheet handout that users can sign, personalize and can then be displayed in your library to show support for Read an eBook Day. Encourage users to write their name, what eBook they are reading or both! These handouts can also be sent home with users as a reminder to borrow an eBook on September 18th. Check out the picture above for an example of how you could display these at your library or school, featuring a few “pledges” to read from OverDrive staff that have already committed to celebrate!

We want to see how your library or school is celebrating Read an eBook Day! Take a picture and share it with us on social media using the hashtag #eBookLove. We’ll be sharing some of our favorite submissions throughout the day on the OverDrive for Libraries Facebook and Twitter accounts and we’ll pick a few creative ideas to win content credit that can be used to build your digital collection! Check out more details (and a link to more resources, including a press release template) here.


Melissa Marin is Marketing Specialist with OverDrive