Teen Voice Power

Week 3 of AudiobookSYNC 2017 celebrates teens who speak from the heart. Poetry and diaries both cut to the essence of what we need to say, and the voices you hear this week may inspire the articulation of your own feelings, thoughts, and concerns. Both of these audiobooks are short, offering good listening introductions for those new to audiobooks.

Coretta Scott King Award-winning Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes offers proof of literature’s capacity to build empathy in the audience. The diverse group of narrators speak compellingly as the high school class members who find ways to confront their hopes and fears by sharing their poetry in weekly open mic sessions.

In Teenage Diaries: Then and Now, four real-life audio-diarists recorded their lives, both as teens and, a few years later, about how their lives have developed in young adulthood. Juan, Frankie, Josh, and Melissa have handled a variety of circumstances, including immigrant life along the Rio Grande, early stardom and later stumbling, Tourette’s syndrome, and teen parenthood. 

This week’s AudiobookSYNC pair features two short and powerful selections that can serve as inspirations for group discussions, open mic programs, and cross-generation interviews.

We want to know: What interests you most about each of these? How can you aspire to follow the leads recorded here to create their own personal power of words? 

Available for a Limited Time
Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 5/18/2017! While the download time is limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to keep.

New to SYNC? Learn more to get you started!

Adapted from Teen Voice Power

 

May Teen Book Club Kit Highlight

May’s teen book club kit highlight is a National Book Award Winner, Challenger Deep by New York Times bestselling author, Neal Shusterman.  It’s an exploration of mental illness and a teenage boy who struggles with schizophrenia.  The book is based partly on the experiences of the author’s son, who is also the book’s illustrator.

Watch the book trailer…

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.

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.