June is National Audiobook Month, a celebration created by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) to promote the flexibility, excitement and value of audiobooks. Why choose an audiobook over a print edition? Reading a print book is an immersive but ultimately stationary experience while listening to an audiobook frees you to multitask, exercise or even give your tired eyes a break. And, audiobooks are an enormous boon for those struggling with vision or literacy issues. A bit of history: audiobooks have been around since 1932, when the American Foundation for the Blind began distributing books on vinyl records for the visually impaired. Today, there are many options for listening to books, making audiobooks the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry according to the APA. How to get started? Your library is here to assist you. Check out a CD book from our extensive collection or download an electronic title from Overdrive/Libby, the Cloud Library, or Hoopla. Click here to learn more about the celebration; and, click on the book jackets below for links to our catalog. June is the kickoff to the summer and the perfect time to step away from that screen or page and step into a good story. Adventure awaits.
“I haven’t read a book properly until I’ve had it read to me.” Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
“Human beings will always seek out new stories and ideas and we should celebrate the fact that there are now so many ways to access them.” Jennifer Howard