Monday, June 15, 2009

Resource Spotlight: National Audiobook Month

Those of you who prefer to let your eyes relax and do your reading with your ears will be glad to know that June is National Audiobook Month! Whether you listen to books in your car, or while doing housework, going for a walk, or lounging poolside, the library has you covered with a wide variety of novels and non-fiction books recorded in several different formats. We've had books on CD or cassette tape for years, and our newest physical format is MP3 CD, which can hold up to 16 hours on a single disc! Take a look at this list of some of our most recent acquisitions to get you started. We even have a collection of audiobooks that you can browse and use at any time without having to leave the comfort of your air conditioned home or office! Our downloadable audiobooks, which can be accessed through the library's website, may be listened to on any computer, on most MP3 players, or in some cases be burned to CD. Best of all, the books you listen to can be counted towards participation in the Summer Reading Club and can help qualify you for the prize drawing held at the end of the summer! Prizes include gift certificates to local bookstores and restaurants, passes to the Fort Worth Zoo, symphony tickets, special packages for grilling or gardening, and much more. A chance to enjoy literature and win prizes all while avoiding undue eye strain? Sounds to me like summer is off to a great start.

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