Kick off the new year with OverDrive Streaming Video
By Melissa Marin, Marketing Specialist on the Library Partner Services team at OverDrive.
If you follow our blog, you’ve been reading a lot lately about the benefits of streaming video and some of our favorite holiday content. Now is the perfect time to expand your digital collection and get the word out to patrons.
Looking for popular content? Why not add a 2015 Oscar Nominee for Best Picture? The Imitation Game is available to stream from the library but you won’t find it streaming on Netflix or Hulu. Click the image below to watch a sample!
Want to take advantage of all of the book to movie adaptations that have come out over the past couple of years? Host a “Read It & Stream It” party at your library! All ages can be engaged with the variety of titles available in both eBook and streaming video formats. Some suggestions for children and teens include:
Offer recommendations to patrons for popular video titles that align with their interests. If they liked HBO’s The Jinx, they should definitely check out All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. Director Andrew Jarecki explores a fictionalized version of Robert Durst’s fascinating true crime story.
Spot someone borrowing Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl? You may want to mention that the library offers free streaming of the first two seasons of Portlandia. Fruitvale Station and Blackfish are both must-sees for anyone interested in some of the difficult conversations happening around current events. And fans of the movie musical Once (or of the band Maroon 5) will enjoy Begin Again, which stars Kiera Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine.
Get the word out about these titles and many more with some new streaming video marketing resources, recently updated on the OverDrive partner resources website.
Some titles may have limited regional or platform availability.
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