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Monday, 15 June 2015

MONDAY MUSING: AUDIOBOOK MONTH AT THE LIBRARY 15.6.15




AUDIOBOOK Month:
Monday Musing on 
Library options and Hoopla



Monday Musing on a fav destination, the public library!
Have you paid a recent trip to visit the audiobook shelves during June?
I've stopped in at several local libraries and discovered there certainly is wide variety
and a difference between each in the size of selection.
Of course, the collections are broader when viewing them online!
 I've had several delivered to my nearest branch to save the travel and time.
Another feature I'm musing on tday is the vast collection of audiobooks available
via streaming hoopla. Instantly.
One of my anticipated  #20booksofsummer was in my library's online catalogue,
 instantly available to me with my library card via hoopla.
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I am entirely impressed with this brilliant option.
I'm now ensconced in the dark world of gothic England, thanks to the incredible
narration of Amanda McKnight portraying the story and characters of Jessica Dotta's writing
of the Price of Privilege series [book 3].
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Plus, hoopla includes digital movies, ebooks, music - 24/7.
Worth checking into and checking out!
Considering wait time for reservations and travel, definitely a viable option
that saves time and effort, especially when we, as readers, would rather be reading
or listening!
Your thoughts?
Have you tried hoopla?  or are you already a regular?
I'm glad it simplified even this one audiobook for me with the several summer challenges ahead.
It also familiarized me with the option and its personal value.
I'll be intentional in choosing hoopla whenever available.
Overdrive is another option, though with it, you must wait til copies are available. 
If there's only one copy and a wait list, you have no way of knowing when it will be 
your opp to read or listen.  Good to have some reading flexibility with that choice. 
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Don't forget to signup for the SYNC Free weekly audiobook downloads
available through to August.
And Librivox offers classics on audio Free as well.  Sample narration as quality varies.
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 From Jenn's Monday Musing at A Daily Rhythm
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION:
 "Do you have a favourite book from childhood? What is it?"
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My answer?  
HEIDI
is definitely one.  Delightful intro to alpine life in Switzerland
and a charming wee orphan girl 
with strength and courage.
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The other, I'd race to the library shelves looking for the next one
in the series of 6 - THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton.
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Which book favourite tops your childhood reading list?

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Have a great new week of reading.  Find more bookishness at:
* Small Victories Sunday * Literacy Musing Mondays * A Daily Rhythm * Book Nook *

* Home Matters Party *









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9 comments:

JC Jones said...

I liked those too. Thanks for sharing.

nashvillebookworm said...

I've used my library's digital audio books service a lot. I enjoy using it. I've also browsed physical audio books as well the past few weeks.

Several of the audiobooks I've enjoyed. One wasn't my favorite

Joy said...

I've never heard of hoopla, so this is new to me- thanks! I do enjoy audio books on car trips. I read so many books as a child, I'm not sure I can pick a favorite...I remember being really thrilled with Edgar Rice Burrough's original Tarzan! :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, I loved Heidi, too, as a child...and here is
MY MUSINGS ON MONDAY POST

Birdhouse Books said...

I had that exact edition of Heidi as a little girl - and loved it!

We don't have Hoopla at my library system, but we have Overdrive (for streaming audiobooks and Kindle/Nook edition ebook) - it is wonderful and I use it all the time for daytime listening.

Stopping by from Literacy Musing Monday. Have a great day!

Trish

Michelle F said...

Thank you for telling me about Hoopla!
I plan to check it out, today!

Saw your entry on Literacy Musing Mondays.

Paula Rockwell said...

Happy Monday :) Stopping by to thank you for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party! Have a good week :)

Kristen Campbell said...

I'm totally distracted by the fact that you mentioned "The Borrowers" - that was always one of my faves as a kid! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

Rhonda Melogy said...

This is great! Thanks so much for sharing at the #homematters linky party and hope you will be back this week! Rhonda

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