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June is Audiobook Month!

June is Audiobook Month! Now is a great time to explore different options for listening to books. And yes, listening counts as reading!

We’ve had a physical audiobook collection since back when the offerings were on cassette. We now offer books on CD as well as Playaways—audioplayers that have one book on them and can be listened to with headphones or with an AUX cable and a stereo.

Audibooks are booming now that so many of us have a smartphone or tablet with us all the time. We have three digital collections that have downloadable audiobooks and they each have apps you can put on your device. Our first collection was Media On Demand and it uses the Libby app. Next we added eRead Illinois which uses the Axis 360 app. Our newest collection is hoopla digital which uses the hoopla app (available for Android devices, Apple devices, and many smart TVs). With three collections to explore, you’ll never be without something to listen to (or read or watch, for that matter).

We hope you take the opportunity to try out audiobooks, a new way of listening to them, or to share your love of listening!