In early April we announced our Summer Read titles. In mid-April the Professional Book Nerds previewed all the titles in depth.

In May, our webinar with School Library Connection explored more ways school libraries and public libraries can keep reading all summer long. View the webinar here.

How Summer Read works

The OverDrive Summer Read program, designed to encourage your students to keep reading all year long. This year’s program will run June 6th-July 18th and will feature 4 Juvenile and 4 Young Adult titles that will be showcased at your OverDrive website for simultaneous, always available access. Boredom is not an option this summer!

This year’s title selection will appeal to all kinds of readers, boys and girls alike. The Juvenile set, intended for your youngest readers, features everyone’s favorite sponge that lives in pineapple under the sea, a young Airbender named Aang, a quirky 11- year-old battling internal demons on a quest to cure himself and bring his family back together, and a comic book hero and world-class spy on a mission to collect a deadly weapon and save a city. The Young Adult set, perfect for middle and high school students, includes a mysterious girl who finds a tree that bears fruit born of whispered lies but when eaten reveals a hidden truth, a 16-year-old trying to get into college while simultaneously battling hell spawn that have descended on her sleepy town, a mysterious camp hidden deep in the mountains that may or may not actually exist, and a mother who vanished from the face of the earth. We can’t wait for you to dive into their stories!

To learn more about the program and to find marketing materials to support OverDrive Summer Read promotion (including activity guides, print pieces, communication templates, digital graphics and a special edition podcast from THE Professional Book Nerds), visit:

Questions? Reach out to your OverDrive Team.

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