I knew that if I held out long enough they would finally be worth having.
Welcome to June – Audiobook Month!
Not sure if audiobooks are for you?
Do you need something to fill the long silence of a particularly boring drive? Something to make tasks like mowing the yard or washing the dishes more fun and twice as productive? Somethings to help you fall asleep? Something to help you stay awake? Are you tired of worrying about dropping your book in the water while you read in the tub? Is your eyesight just not what they used to be? Do you fear silence because that’s when the voices in your head come back… or, I mean, because it’s boring?…
If you answered “Yes” (or “No”) to any of the questions above then it might be time for you to check out audiobooks. And if you need help finding the right one for you the library can help. We’ve got thousands of audiobooks on CD and PlayAway. Or, if you are looking for something a bit more digital, you can check out our OverDrive, Axis 360 and Hoopla!; all have e-audiobooks to choose from, ready to check out and download directly to your computer or digital device.
And don’t forget, finishing an audiobook counts as finishing a book for our Summer Reading Program!
You’re not alone. There are plenty of our patrons that prefer to stick to good-old paper, and there is nothing wrong with that – we’re librarians, we understand the appeal of books – but, might there be room for both? Most of the numbers seem to indicate that the majority of ebook readers are also print book readers. So don’t feel guilty. You’re not abandoning print, you’re supplementing it.
Need more incentive? Here is a list of some of the titles available through OverDrive (one of are ematerial collections) that people enjoyed most in 2016. There’s some good stuff on there.
Interested but unsure of how to get started? You can find instructions here, or feel free to stop by the second floor reference desk at the library with your digital device of choice and we will get you started.
So… you know… read a book.
Preferably a book from the library – they’re free, you don’t have to find space for them in your house once you’re done with them, and if you are having trouble picking one out you can always ask the nearest friendly librarian what s/he would recommend. In fact, there is no need to limit yourself to just one. Check out as many books as you like.
And don’t get me started on ebooks. Did you know that the library has 3 different collections of e-materials? OverDrive/OMNI, Axis360 and Hoopla all provide library patrons with access to numerous ebooks (and more). All you need is your library card.