Blogs by : michele cobb

Keep your OverDrive app up to date!

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If you're a librarian in a public or school setting, whether or not your library subscribes to OverDrive, be sure your community understands how to update apps in general and why it's a necessary housekeeping task.  The OverDrive app is, of course free; however, any app you have obtained legally includes access to its latest updates for free.  You don't have to acquire it again, just update it, the way you make sure that you've checked for the latest weather news instead of assuming last summer's forecast remains in effect.

Week 4 Enchantment and Empathic Emotion

Week 4 Enchantment and Empathic Emotion

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AudioFile editors get to listen to new audiobooks all year long, and as we listen, we often note special recordings that would make excellent additions to SYNC. We also review the many reading lists, published by schools and public libraries, with their suggestions of titles teens would enjoy. By noticing shared themes between these two sources we discovered this week's likely pair.

Week 3 and the voices of Harlem

Week 3 and the voices of Harlem

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You're invited to meet the people of Harlem in the 1930's and 1940's, and one very particular young man who would, from there, speak to the world.  Take the opportunity to accept this week's invitation to Harlem through these voices.

Full SYNC line-up 2015

Full SYNC line-up 2015

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The SYNC: YA Literature Into Your Earbuds program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its sixth year with an exciting lineup that includes bestselling authors such as Walter Dean Myers, Louisa May Alcott, Terry Pratchett and Melissa de la Cruz.

First title announcements for 2015!

First title announcements for 2015!

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We are pleased to share 26 of the 28 SYNC free audiobook download titles for 2015. The season starts May 7th and ends August 13th - encourage your friends, family, students and patrons to sign up for title alerts via email (above) or text (text SYNCYA to 25827).

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