audiobooks

When teachers and parents recoil

When teachers and parents recoil

Read More Whether or not you're a fan of audiobook listening for your own narrative enjoyment or learning, if you read our SYNC blog even in the off-season, you recognize both the appeal of the format and its role in encouraging youth to engage with well constructed and well performed literature. What do you do when that recognition you have becomes the doormat for someone else's heavy-booted rejection of this combined literary-performance art form?
More than "reading aloud"

More than "reading aloud"

Read More When we collect a season's worth of free audiobooks to share with teens during SYNC, content is just one of two important factors we consider. Performance, we know at AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE, is what makes an audiobook an audiobook rather than a recording of someone simply reading aloud.
Listen Up for Teen Read Week

Listen Up for Teen Read Week

Read More We're half way through the annual Teen Read Week celebration developed and sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Because we at SYNC are all about listening literacy, we have some resources to help you share a love of listening to books with teens this week.
STEAM into Audiobooks

STEAM into Audiobooks

Read More Although we often reduce audiobooks as an art form to the work of the author--the content and writing style--and the work of the performer--delivery--there are actually many other careers audiobooks can lead teens to consider.
An audiobook listener's menu

An audiobook listener's menu

Read More How do you find audiobooks that make you want to to listen all the way through--and then feel a little sad when they've run their course? How do you talk about audiobooks with teens and others whom you are trying to help find good audiobooks options?
Where in the World Can You SYNC?

Where in the World Can You SYNC?

Read More Did you know you can download many of 2018's free SYNC audiobooks anywhere in the world? AudioFile Magazine works with both large and small audiobook publishers each SYNC season to acquire a summer's worth of audiobooks for teens and international rights vary from title to title. This year, however, comes with a listening bounty for international listeners.
SYNC 2017 by the numbers

SYNC 2017 by the numbers

Read More We’re hearing how excited you are about AudiobookSYNC17. You know we are, too. As we put the finishing technical touches on a grand season that will be 16 weeks long, we've noticed some startling figures. How much audiobook time is included in those 32 audiobooks? The math kind of bowled us over. See how it sounds (oops, pun) to you:

Keep your OverDrive app up to date!

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If you're a librarian in a public or school setting, whether or not your library subscribes to OverDrive, be sure your community understands how to update apps in general and why it's a necessary housekeeping task.  The OverDrive app is, of course free; however, any app you have obtained legally includes access to its latest updates for free.  You don't have to acquire it again, just update it, the way you make sure that you've checked for the latest weather news instead of assuming last summer's forecast remains in effect.

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