Monday, May 31, 2010

June is Audio Book Month

The Friends of the Library have recently donated to the library’s growing collection of Playaway audio items. June is audio book month, so this is a great time to discover what Playaways are. A Playaway is the simplest way to listen to an audio book. They are an MP3 player that comes preloaded with one book and takes one regular AAA battery to play. We even have rechargeable batteries you can check out, so you can start listening as soon as you get to your earphones. (Our supply of batteries is limited and it is one way you can help us stretch our budget dollars by using your own batteries. The less batteries we have to buy the more Playaways we can buy.) You just simply plug in earphones and enjoy. Playaways allow bookmark insertions to remember where you stopped listening and you can adjust the speed of the narrator’s voice. They work with most headphones, speakers or car adapters. Our collection includes novels, biographies, learning a language, business and best sellers. Playaways are available for 4-week check out and are also available from other libraries via LINKcat. For a list of titles available in Playaway format, search LINKcat using the keyword Playaway.

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