Good morning, please see the following updates on Always Available content for the shared OverDrive collection:

1) Black Lives Matter: Community Reads is an OverDrive digital book program created to provide simultaneous access permissions to important titles on social justice and anti-racism. Access to the following titles is being provided by OverDrive at no cost to member libraries:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, is available until July 15 as an audiobook with simultaneous access. This title is now featured as the first to appear on the Ontario Download Centre Site, and in Libby in the “Confronting Racism” curated list (this title is displayed differently here because Libby does not allow for single-title lists).

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad, will be available starting Monday, June 22, 2020 as an ebook with simultaneous access for three weeks. This title will be curated in the same way as The New Jim Crow.

2) OverDrive has also donated a bundle of over 100 Kids & Teens ebooks, audiobooks, and Read-Alongs. These will be curated and posted on the Kids and Teens pages of the site later today, with open access to the end of August.

For further information and Marketing Materials, please visit OverDrive’s Covid Response Collections site.

3) The next Big Library Read will feature The Darwin Report by Tim Mason, from June 22 – July 13 Learn More

Questions? Please contact:

Beth Harding
Digital Licensing Coordinator
416-961-1669 or 1-800-387-5765
Direct line: 647-264-7329 (new)