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Audiobook Resources, Virtual Storytime, and more online tools for Libraries, Educators, and Parents

Dear librarians and educators,

Though your doors may be closed, we know you never stop helping your patrons and students. We are here to make things a little easier in these uncertain times with a large number of digital resources for you to share with your communities. From a new weekly book buzz and free listeners’ advisory, to videos for story time, we hope these links can be a lifeline for you and your patrons. Read more

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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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