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.

FALL and WINTER FILMS — READ THE BOOKS FIRST!

Famous actors, renowned directors, best-selling authors, and popular books…

Studios and production companies are gearing up for their big fall releases.  Grab the books before seeing the movies!  Look for these films in your local movie theatres and ask for the books at your local branch library!

THE FAMILY
(Based on The Family by Tonino Benacquista)
Starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer
A “dark comedy” about the Manzoni clan and the mob — 
a powerhouse cast in this one!

 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS 
(Based on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens)
Starring Helen Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes
Bonham Carter, known for her eccentric characters, plays
Miss Havisham

HORNS
(Based on Horns by Joe Hill )
Starring Daniel Radcliffe
Young Radcliffe (Harry Potter) grows a pair – of horns!  Hill is the son of Stephen King

CARRIE
(Based on Carrie by Stephen King )
Starring Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore
A faithful adaptation of King’s novel — and Moore will be a
chilling Margaret White




AS I LAY DYING
(Based on As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner)
Starring James Franco
Franco, last seen in “Oz the Great and Powerful”, also
directs this adaptation of Faulkner’s classic

PHILOMENA
(Based on The Lost Child of Philomena Lee)
Starring Judi Dench
The true story of an Irish woman’s 50-year quest to find the
son she put up for adoption – Dench was made for this role

ENDER’S GAME
(Based on Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card)
Starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford
A huge sci-fi release that has come under scrutiny because of
Card’s personal views on gays and same-sex marriage

BIG SUR
(Based on Big Sur by Jack Kerouac)
Starring Kate Bosworth and Josh Lucas
This adaptation of Kerouac’s 1962 novel received
excellent reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
(Based on The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort)
Starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Matthew McConaughey
Di Caprio, riding high after “The Great Gatsby”, teams with director Martin Scorsese yet again

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
(Based on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins)
Starring Jennifer Lawrence
Could be the biggest film of 2013 — and Lawrence recently won the
Academy Award for “Silver Linings Playbook”

PARKLAND
(Based on Four Days in November by Vincent Bugliosi)
Starring Zac Efron and Paul Giamatti
Parkland Hospital in Dallas on November 22, 1963 –
enough said

THERESE
(Based on Therese Raquin by Emile Zola) 
Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange
Lange, one of our greatest living actresses, excels
in roles like this

THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG
(Based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellan
The second installment of Tolkien’s classic — sure to be an enormous
box office success

12 YEARS A SLAVE
(Based on Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup)
Starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender
Producers are expecting this film to grab every major award; it’s being released
just in time for 2013 nominations

Bob Gray
Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

SYNC eAudiobooks for summer are here!

June is Audiobook Month, and SYNC can help you celebrate!

East Central Regional Library is participating in SYNC and you are invited to join us!  63 East Central Regional Library patrons participated in the Big Library Read last month.   Now, see what everyone is listening to by joining SYNC!
SYNC is a program that gives away two complete eAudiobook downloads each week this summer to listeners ages 13+.  The SYNC program pairs a current teen title with a classic or required summer reading title to introduce the listening experience

Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days, and once downloaded can be listened to at any time (they never expire).
SYNC titles are downloaded at the SYNC website  here: http://www.audiobooksync.com/free-sync-downloads/and accessed through the same OverDrive MediaConsole you already use to access eAudiobooks from East Central Regional Library’s Digital Library.  If you don’t already have OverDrive Media Console you can download it here:  http://omc.overdrive.com/  The titles are all in MP3 format.
This year’s SYNC program runs 12 weeks, from May 30 – August 21, 2013.
The first week’s teen title is Of Poseidon by Anna Bank and the first week’s classic title is The Tempest by William Shakepseare.  They are available for download through June 5th. The complete schedule of SYNC 2013 eAudiobooks is here:  http://www.audiobooksync.com/free-sync-downloads/sync-schedule-13/

You can even get text message alerts when the next SYNC eAudiobooks are available by texting syncya to 25827.

The SYNC program is a great way to introduce teens to eAudiobooks and kickstart Audiobook Month!   So SYNC some teen and classic literature into your earpphones this summer!  And don’t forget about the other eAudiobooks ECRL offers year-round via our Digital Library.  


Sarah Biro, Branch Librarian, Chisago Lakes Area Library

* Note: As of June 1st, ECRL’s Ditial Library checkout and hold limits increased from 3 to 6 items and digital items can now be borrowed for 3 weeks.