Tips to Help Promote Audiobooks at Your Library

Audiobooks grow increasingly popular year after year. As NPR reported in their story “Demand For Audio Books Keeps Penguin Random House Recording,” there were over 36,000 audiobooks recorded last year. And the CD format is not be underestimated. As librarian and audiobook enthusiast Rachel Smalter-Hall shared, “It’s been exciting to see our community’s love for audiobooks grow…the CD holds list speak for themselves!”

But what is the best way to promote audiobooks and help your patrons easily discover the latest listens available or encourage them to give the format a try? Here are some great suggestions to celebrate—and circulate—audiobooks at your library. Read more

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Helpful Tips from a Librarian on How to Reach Children with Dyslexia

Did you know that 1 in 10 people have symptoms of dyslexia? It is estimated that between 5-10% of the population has dyslexia, but this number can also be as high as 17%. With proper guidance, people who have dyslexia can learn to enjoy reading.

In recognition that October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month we invited Kate Capps, a librarian at Olathe Public Library who works passionately to meet the needs of all her patrons, to share some helpful tips to reach children with dyslexia. Read more

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