Overdrive is going to be launching a digital Covid response collection available to libraries for free. The first set of titles donated by OverDrive will be a Kids & Teens bundle including hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks, and Read-Alongs from Rosen Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Britannica Digital Learning, Triangle Interactive, and other participating publishers. The company is also working with major publishers for a Adult Fiction and Nonfiction collections.
The Kids & Teens bundle of donated titles will be added to libraries OverDrive collection later this month. All ebooks and audiobooks will be available in simultaneous use, at no cost to your library, through August 31, 2021. When new titles are added to this program, they will automatically be added to your collection. As with all OverDrive-supplied content in your collection, you will be able to curate these donated titles in any way you’d like.
None of these collections are live yet, but will be soon.
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