By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist.

We are excited to announce the annual OverDrive Summer Read program, designed to encourage your students to keep reading all year long. This program helps prevent the summer slide by providing exciting titles for your students to read that are simultaneously available during the summer.

This year we are offering multiple titles*, appealing to juvenile and young adult audiences, boys and girls alike. The four titles geared towards your younger readers feature siblings with super powers, an outcast alien, a group of kids having the summer of their lives and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The remaining four titles, for your Middle and High School students, include a paranormal mystery, a streetwise smart-aleck just trying to fit in, a world on fire, and a teenage secret agent. The titles will be automatically added to your OverDrive-powered website in eBook format with unlimited access from June 1 midday EDT to June 30 at 11:59PM EDT. The titles will be automatically added at no cost, and will be featured prominently on your homepage.


To learn more, check out at our designated Summer Read webpage. Here you’ll find a list of the featured titles and marketing materials (including complementary student activity guides, print and digital resources, and a letter home to parents). In addition to the materials, we’ve created a special, brief webcast that discusses the titles and fun, creative ways to promote them!

If you have any questions about the OverDrive Summer Read program, please contact your Account Specialist.

*Note: Titles can be weeded from your website during the program in OverDrive Marketplace.