Get the scoop on the hottest new audios at ALA Annual in Chicago! Check out our schedule of events below for a full list of fun audio programming, where you can score free audios and meet award-winning narrators, and more. Read more
With numerous literacy benefits and high entertainment value, audiobooks are heating up headphones across the country. Celebrate the art of storytelling this June by promoting the audiobook format at your library—new listeners and audiophiles alike will want to join in the fun. Follow these tips and watch your audio circulation soar! Read more
Are your teen patrons looking to listen to as many fierce female characters as possible? Perfect for inspiring us when we’re down, or giving us a kick to push us forward, Blood Rose Rebellion and these five other titles are just the listens you need to recommend this summer.
by Emily Parliman, Editor at Listening Library
TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM is an award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery who, at age 15, was the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, as part of the 1965 Selma Rights Voting March. The book was adapted for stage by director Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire) and actress Damaras Obi. Lynda told WMAC Northeast Public Radio: “The first time I saw [Damaras] I was in awe. This girl is awesome.” We were lucky enough to have Damaras narrate the audiobook, with Ally directing. Here they discuss what it was like to adapt the memoir into a play, and then collaborate on the audiobook: Read more
Encourage summer listening at your library! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ (and adult listeners, too!). From April 27 through August 16, 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads each week, including four outstanding Listening Library titles! Visit www.audiobooksync.com each week for two new audio offerings. Once downloaded, these audios are yours to keep—but hurry, each title is available for one week only! Read more
Watch and share this heartwarming video of bestselling authors and illustrators speaking about how #LibrariesTransform lives and communities. Read more