Promotions & Events ILA 2015: Meet Us in St. Louis

International Literacy Association (ILA) is holding its 2015 Conference from July 18-20, 2015 in St. Louis, MO. Skip to The Lou, our literary darlings, to find out how audiobooks are a great tool for promoting literacy and score FREE giveaways in Listening Library Booth #1921.

International Literacy Association is dedicated to ending illiteracy for the nearly 800 million people in the world who can’t read or write. Listening Library is proud to support ILA’s commitment to providing educators and librarians with the resources and support they need to promote literacy in their communities.


Transforming the Classroom: Back to School
with Books, Apps, and Multiple Formats

Saturday, July 18
3:00 – 4:00 PM
America’s Center, Room 106


As you prepare for the new school year, learn how literature in all different formats can be used to build literacy – including audiobooks! Participants will learn how to select and evaluate media for literacy learning across all grades, from a variety of experts including a professor, author, teacher, and librarian. Audience members will receive comprehensive bibliographies of tools for literacy instruction.

Plus, all attendees can enter to win a special audiobook raffle prize including a beautiful tote bag filled with a collection of outstanding audiobook titles and an exclusive t-shirt!


Presenters Include
Dr. Sylvia Vardell, Texas Woman’s University
Cynthia Alaniz, Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Janet Wong, PoetryTagTime
Dr. Rose Brock, Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University

WHY LISTEN? Dr. Rose Brock explains how audiobooks develop literacy skills, the connection between reading and listening, and how you can build and market a strong audiobook collection in our “Why Listen” piece. Click here to download the flyer.


HearDiversityHear Diversity highlights the critical role audiobooks play in our shared commitment to diverse literature: They add momentum to the reading experience. They offer authentic representations of language & dialogue. They provide a literacy bridge to readers who struggle reading print. Visit to hear an exclusive interview with author Jason Reynolds and librarian Thom Barthelmess, request a FREE CD sampler, watch videos, and more!

ReadProudShare powerful LGBTQ stories, encourage understanding and celebrate everyone for who they are. Visit for exclusive author and narrator interviews, LQBTQ title suggestions, and resources to diversify your collection.

Stop by ILA 2015 Listening Library Booth #1921 and say hello to Jodie and Kristen, who will be sharing CD samplers, posters, galleys, and more great giveaways.

Grab a galley!
We’ll have limited copies of the following titles. Read them before you listen!




Collect classroom resources!
We’ve got you covered with important listens to share with your fellow educators or students:

Score a poster!TopTenPoster

Need a good reason to listen? Here’s ten! Get your free copy of our Top Ten Reasons to Listen to Audiobooks Poster to share the benefits of listening with your community.

Author signings in the Random House Children’s Books Booth #1918:

Saturday, July 18
10:00 – 11:00 AM: D.J. MacHale
2:30 – 3:30 PM: John Feinstein

Sunday, July 19
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Matt de la Pena
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Liesl Shurtliff
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Vince Vawter
2:30 – 3:30 PM: Candace Fleming

Author signings in the Penguin Young Readers Booth #1919: 

Saturday, July 18
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Alexander London
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Sheila Turnage

Sunday, July 19
10:00 – 11:00 AM: T. A. Barron
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Ruta Sepetys
12:00 – 12:45 PM: Matt de la Pena & Christian Robinson
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Andrew Smith
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Holly Goldberg Sloan
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Stacey Lee
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Una LaMarche


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