June is Audiobook Month
Audiobook month is commemorated each June. There was a time, not so long ago, when audiobook users were the exception, the brave few who forged into the new format. However, more and more, patrons are listening to books. In fact, over 27,000 books on CD and e-audio books circulated in FY 2014 alone. To meet the growing demand, electronic resources are the fastest growing area of our collection.
Give It a Try
June really is the perfect time to try an audiobook. They are great to listen to during your daily commute or on a road trip. If you are spending more time outside than in a car, consider adding an audiobook to your gardening routine or while exercising. I’m planning to listen to a good book on my next beach vacation – and avoid the worry about getting the pages wet or sandy.
In addition to high demand best sellers, popular fiction and mystery series, the adult collection has a variety of subjects in Books on Cd format, such as biography, history, philosophy, science, poetry, humor and foreign languages (including Arabic, German and Spanish, to name a few).
Audiobooks aren’t just for adults. They are also great for family listening on the road this summer–they can keep everyone in the car entertained and put an end to the “are we there yet blues.”
Literacy and Learning
Audiobooks are also a fun way to expand learning and literacy. Listening to audiobooks helps children build better vocabularies and also read with better expression. The children’s department has a great selection of book with CD kits so that early readers can both listen to the story and read along with the CD. Ask the children’s staff about their location at each branch.
Look in the library’s catalog for books on CD or audiobooks available through One-Click Digital and Overdrive. Narrow your search by selecting “audio visual” format, or use the advanced search option.
Lisa, Warrenton central library