Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Sunday, March 15, 2015
SYNC's site now offers an expansive toolkit for your use in promoting the free audiobook program locally.
As preparations for the 2015 SYNC Audiobook season continue, SYNC's site now offers an expansive toolkit for your use in promoting the free audiobook program locally. The toolkit includes printable Adobe files describing the program for its target audiences of teens and those who are interested in teen multi-modal literacy. In addition to these posters, there are weekly posters as well, each one displaying the week's pair of titles (one new young adult title and one classic), along with a QR code for each that will lead the viewer to a sound clip of the audiobook. There are also downloadable banners, a logo button for SYNC--both of which you can simply add to your teen-focused web page--and the HTML code you can grab to share access to the SoundCloud clips of the featured audiobooks.
While you're visiting the Toolkit page, take note of the other pages filed on our site under SYNC Professionals. The page for Librarians, Educators, and Bloggers includes an introduction to what the SYNC program is and answers to the most common questions we receive about it, as well as the very little bit of technical information you and your teens need to download these free audiobooks. You can use this page to write a press release for your own community, letting them know about this audiobook give away program.
If you want to see the data describing the effects the SYNC program has had on teens, check the 2014 SYNC Results page. If you're new to our five-year-old program, this may be your best starting point. And if you want to locate data to help you establish new partnerships--perhaps between your library and the local Girls and Boys Club or summer school administration--this page has that good stuff.
Speaking of partnerships: we'd love to hear how you share news about the SYNC program with teens in your community! We're pretty confident that library staff in both public and school libraries are hearing about us, as are some teachers and many families. If you've introduced, or plan to introduce, SYNC through other agencies, share that with all of us. It's likely to be a great idea that another community can use, too. The more teens SYNC reaches, the better readers and listeners we are able to grow all summer long.