Property of the Rebel Librarian Allison Varnes
PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN author Allison Varnes on How Audiobooks Make Reading Fun for Students

During my eight years as a special education teacher, I frequently worked with high school students who struggled to be independent readers, due to disabilities and weak decoding and fluency skills. For them, reading meant devoting their energy to decoding the text, leaving no room for expressive reading. Read more

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Celebrate the freedom to listen on Banned Books Week 2018

Sound off on censorship! Join the national literary community from September 23 through September 29, 2018 to celebrate your right to hear powerful stories. The 2018 theme is “Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak Out!” As the ALA reminds us, censorship succeeds when no one talks about it. Encourage readers to raise their megaphones and speak out for banned books. And of course, audiobooks are the perfect way to truly give these banned books a voice. Read more

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Back to School Listens
Back-to-School Stories for Your Classroom and Library

After a summer of fun, it’s time to head back to school! For many kids, the first few days are exciting…but once they get in a routine, that can quickly turn to boredom or dread.

Keep young listeners interested in learning and school, or bolster them with confidence for the classroom by sharing these fun, relatable, and timely audiobooks. Read more

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Reclaiming My Adult Reading Life Post-Baby with Audiobooks

Assoc. Marketing Director Jen (pictured with her little hungry caterpillar) shares what she’s been listening to this summer. Share your own favorite summer audiobooks with us @BOTLibrary.

Let’s just say it had been awhile.

Corduroy? Check! The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Check! Goodnight Moon? Nightly. But taking the time as a newish mom to read a book just for my bookish self? Well…Goodnight goodreads goal has been more like it. Read more

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