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June is Audiobook Appreciation Month!

by Library Staff | June 8, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Photo of laptop and smartphone with audio earbudsThe Audio Publishers Association has declared June “Audiobook Appreciation Month.”  We will take this as an opportunity to mention that here at the library we appreciate audiobooks all year long.  From current bestsellers to classics, audiobooks featuring excellent readers/performers for every reading taste are available in a variety of formats from the library, including downloadable, streaming, compact discs and “Playaways”.

(For a list of award-winning audiobooks, see the “Audie Awards”).

(For a Minuteman Catalog search for audiobooks, click here).

Downloadable audio is the format most gaining in popularity and the library offers two options:  “Overdrive” and “Hoopla Digital”. 

For any Minuteman card holder with a smartphone or tablet, we recommend downloading the “Libby by Overdrive” app from your app store to get started listening to a huge selection of audiobooks for free. 

Acton residents also have access to the “Hoopla Digital” collection, which is also accessible from an app and features “always available” content. 

Content from both services is also available for streaming through a web browser.   The Overdrive collection can be found at:  https://minuteman.overdrive.com.   Hoopla can be found at:  https://www.hoopladigital.com. 

All that is needed to get started listening to audiobooks on your computer or mobile device is a library card.  If you don't have one, we invite you to get one!

For more information, and more digital content from the library, visit:

http://www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/resources-research/e-resources

or call the Reference Desk at 978-929-6543.

 

Happy listening!


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