Free Summer Listening with SYNC!

What?

SYNC is a free summer eAudiobook program for teens 13+. (Adults, you can listen too.  We won’t tell the teens!) SYNC began in summer 2010 and has been growing ever since. In 2014, 26 titles were given away ovsynchead-150x150er 13 weeks. In 2015, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks. SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles over 15 weeks!

Starting May 5th 2016 and ending August 17th, SYNC will give away two eAudiobook downloads a week – titles paired together based on weekly themes.

The 2016 line-up includes award-winning authors such as Chinua Achebe, M.T. Anderson, Laura Ruby, Andrew Smith, David Levithan, and Tamara Ireland Stone. Check out the exciting pairs!

Why?

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

Listening allows busy teens to enjoy a good book while they’re multi-tasking: mowing the lawn, practicing sports, cleaning their rooms, relaxing on the beach—even playing
video games with the game sound muted. SYNC hooks teens by introducing a wide variety of titles.  Preview the titles with clips on SoundCloud.

Parents, audio listening promotes literacy by increasing reading accuracy by 52% and reading comprehension by 76%. Learn more here.

Who?

SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine, powered by OverDrive, and supported by East Central Regional Library. Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. If you are not yet an OverDrive user, download the app to your device today and be ready to go!

How?

Be first to know when new titles are available to download:

  • Text syncya to 25827 to receive text alerts about all the featured titles.*
  • Visit www.audiobooksync.com and sign up for alerts by email.*

Download Details

  • Downloads are in MP3 format and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • Each SYNC eAudiobook is available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.
  • Titles change every Thursday at 6am CT throughout the duration of the program.

Connect

Stay in touch with SYNC on social media!

Facebook — Twitter: @audiobookSYNC and #audiobookSYNC — Pinterest

 


*Please Note: Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles. The alerts will simply tell you when and where the title is available to download.

Having trouble? View the SYNC help page for issues or questions about the download process.

 

Sign in issue at OverDrive website

Update: the previously reported sign in issue is now resolved. Patrons can successfully sign in at ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.


We have received notice from OverDrive that you may be experiencing issues signing into ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library website.   OverDrive is investigating the cause.  ECRL will post an update when the issue has been resolved.

In the meantime, have you explored your digital options from Ebooks Minnesota or Oneclickdigital?

New Music CDs added to the catalog

 

Click here to search for and place holds on your favorite artists.

Artist Title STREET DATE
TOP 40
Posner, Mike At Night, Alone 5/6/16
Rae, Corrine Bailey The Heart Speaks In Whispers 5/13/16
Trainor, Meghan Thank You 5/13/16
Fifth Harmony 7/27: Standard Edition 5/20/16
Real Friends The Home Inside My Head 5/27/16
Clapton, Eric I Still Do 5/20/16
Grande, Ariana Dangerous Woman 5/20/16
 

COUNTRY

Bentley, Dierks Black 5/27/16
Lauper, Cyndi Detour 5/6/16
Swindell, Cole You Should Be Here 5/6/16
Urban, Keith Ripcord 5/6/16
Nettles, Jennifer Playing With Fire 5/13/16

 

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Coordinator