September 12, 2018

Using podcasts for readers’ advisory

September 30th is International Podcast Day and I think most people would agree that podcasts have exploded within the last few years. No matter what you're into, there's a podcast out there that caters to your interests, whether you long to be entertained, informed, scared, or intrigued.

May 24, 2018

Audiobooks for family road trips

How does a family headed out on a summer road trip choose audiobooks that everyone in the car will enjoy as the miles roll by? We have suggestions for six middle-grade audiobooks that are full of family, friendship, and adventure, and that are sure to keep the kids AND the adults engaged. 

April 18, 2018

Listen up and get in SYNC!

Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone say that listening to an audiobook is not reading. Parents and librarians -- repeat after me: Audiobooks.Are.NOT.Cheating!

April 11, 2016

Help audiobook fans find the perfect listen

Listen up, can you hear that? It’s the sound of the exploding popularity of audiobooks. In 2015, 55 million Americans listened to an audiobook -- that’s 41% of all Americans. In 2014, over 25,000 audiobook titles were published. And those numbers keep growing. Audiobooks are on the rise, and there’s no sign of slowing down.

April 11, 2016

The survey results are in! Are you listening?

Dodie Ownes, moderator of the March 23 webcast on audiobooks and listeners' advisory, sums up and reflects on the Public and School Library Audiobook survey results.

March 22, 2016

On Listeners’ Advisory

I have been an audiobook listener for most of my life and am always trying to convince others to give audiobooks a try.

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