I know what Punxsutawney Phil predicted, but coming from Cleveland I’m always hesitant to fully embrace an early spring until I see it. Whether March comes in like a lion or in like a lamb, you can promote your library this month using the free social media graphics and marketing kits available  on the OverDrive Resource Center.  

March Social Media Must Haves 

March is Women’s History Month and there is a social media graphic available on the Resource Center that you can use to promote titles by, for, and about women during the month of March. From classic stories by iconic women writers to memoirs of resilience and tenacity and contemporary novels from the brightest minds of a generation, there’s something for every reader. Grab the social media graphic on the Resource Center to encourage even the youngest readers to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Planning for St. Patrick’s Day? Let your patrons know it doesn’t take luck to find a great read using our Leprechaun-inspired social media graphic available on the Resource Center. 

Finally, March is also National Craft Month! This year for National Craft Month, consider adding Craftsy and Craftsy en español. These Libby Extras offer resources for all creative makers, from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more. Learn more about how you can entertain, educate, and provide unique digital experiences with Libby Extras here.

You can also promote all the crafting resources in your collection with our free social media graphic:

Recommended Lists for March

No Passport required! World Literary Tour Must Haves 

Our annual Lunar New Year sale has joined up with the World Literary Tour. As we celebrate the Year of the Dragon, come along as we visit Hangzhou, China – a city that harmoniously blends the classical with the modern. From the tranquility of West Lake to the bustling Hefang Street, this city displays a unique Eastern aesthetic.  

Visit Marketplace now to shop the featured collections and check out the Resource Center to find the accompanying marketing kit to promote your Chinese language content to your community. On the Resource Center you can also shop previous World Literary Tour stops including Germany, India, Puerto Rico and more. 

Check back later this week as we make way to Saudi Arabia! 

Lights! Camera! Kanopy Marketing Must Haves 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Kanopy is featuring films that celebrate the triumphs, struggles, and resilience of women across generations. From biopics illuminating iconic figures to poignant dramas highlighting everyday heroes, these movies serve as a powerful lens through which to explore, honor and commemorate the diverse experiences and invaluable impact of women around the globe. Review the collection of films included here and find the accompanying marketing kit on the Resource Center. 

In March, Kanopy is also celebrating western films! Welcome to the world of cowboys, outlaws, lawmen and pioneers, where the values of honor, justice and the untamed spirit of the American frontier reign supreme. Through sweeping vistas, intense gunfights, and tales of bravery, Western movies have carved a unique place in cinematic history. Easily promote your Kanopy collection of Westerns with the easy-to-customize marketing kit available on the Resource Center. Check out the Western March collection of films here. 

About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”