You can’t go wrong recommending these LibraryReads on audio. From Hall of Fame favorites to please thriller and romance fans, to a #1 pick that reimagines the classic gothic suspense novel…not to mention a new oral history-style listen from Max Brooks, a multi-reader suspense listen from Emily Giffin, and a powerful family story from Brit Bennett—these listens will keep patrons engaged long after Audiobook Month is over. Read more
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
With numerous literacy benefits and high entertainment value, audiobooks are heating up headphones across the country. Celebrate the art of storytelling this June by promoting the audiobook format at your library—new listeners and audiophiles alike will want to join in the fun. Follow these tips and watch your audio circulation soar! Read more
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
Drop-in alert! Thanks to E L James, your patrons will be seeking some additional…shall we say, shade this summer…because our BOT audio list just got a whole lot hotter.