LibraryReads July 2019
Awards & Recognition, Collection Development, Featured Make it an (Audio)Bookish July with LibraryReads

Expect an uptick in audio check-outs as the temperature rises and patrons head out on summer road trips, or desire hot new hands-free reading picks for a run or relaxation. Thanks to the great taste of librarians across the country, the monthly list of LibraryReads are always in high-demand. Don’t forget to offer the audio editions and promote your digital collections to patrons who are eagerly awaiting the discovery of a new favorite book. Read more

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ALA 2019
Featured, Featured-LL, Promotions & Events, Promotions & Events Audiobooks, Giveaways, and Events You Can’t Miss @ ALA in Washington, D.C.

June is Audiobook Month and ALA Annual! We’re heading down to D.C. to celebrate the many ways that audiobooks make it possible to combine our love of reading with our favorite summer activities. Stop by BOT in the Penguin Random House booth #1805 to pick up the perfect swag for audiobook lovers Read more

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Lynda Mullaly Hunt audiobooks
Collection Development, Featured-LL Inspire bravery and kindness with Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s audiobooks

As bestselling author Lynda Mullaly Hunt told Brightly in an interview, “one of the things that has made me happy as an author is that my books have allowed children to develop empathy for themselves. There are a lot of kids beating themselves up over perceived faults and we need to teach kids that failure is not to be feared or avoided. Encountering failure means you’re challenging yourself. It means you’re brave.” Read more

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LibraryReads June
Awards & Recognition, Featured June LibraryReads Make Great Listens! Celebrate Audiobook Month!

June is Audiobook Month and what better way to celebrate than by offering these delightful listens to patrons? As the recent Audio Publishers Association survey revealed, 50% of Americans have now listened to an audiobook. Readers who love print books love audiobooks, too, and use them to fit MORE reading into their day. So be sure to include audio in your LibraryReads displays! Read more

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