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SYNC eAudiobooks are back!

East Central Regional Library is participating in SYNC and you are invited to join us!  In April 2014, 751 eAudiobooks were checked out from East Central Regional Library’s Digital Library.  Now, see what everyone is listening to and get the young adults in your life listening to eAudiobooks by joining SYNC!

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete eAudiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic title–each week to listeners ages 13+ each summer.  In 2014, 26 titles will be given away over 13 weeks from May 15th– August 20th

Titles are delivered through OverDrive Media Console, the same software/app you already use to access eBooks and eAudiobooks from ECRL’s Digital LibraryIf you don’t already have OverDrive Media Console you can download it here:  http://omc.overdrive.com/.  The titles are all in MP3 format, are Windows and Mac compatible, and are supported on most listening devices.

Each SYNC eAudiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days, and once downloaded, they are yours to keep (i.e. never expire and can be listened to at any time).

The first week’s young adult title is WARP: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer and the first week’s classic title is THE TIME MACHINE by H.G. Wells.  They are available for download now through May 21st. Check out the complete SYNC 2014 Summer lineup here: http://www.audiobooksync.com/sync-schedule/

Afraid you’ll miss a week? You can get text message alerts when the next SYNC eAudiobooks are available by texting syncya to 25827. You can also receive reminders by signing up for the email newsletter or by following the SYNC blog here: http://www.audiobooksync.com/about/what-is-sync/

The SYNC program is a great way to introduce young adults to eAudiobooks!  SYNC is dedicated encouraging literacy and introducing the listening experienc to young adults, a goal shared with East Central Regional Library.  So SYNC some young adult and classic literature into your earphones this summer!  And don’t forget about the other eAudiobooks ECRL offers year-round via our Digital Library.  

Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian

*SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through OverDrive Media Console.

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