Are you a fan of audiobooks? Listening to an audiobook is just another way to enjoy a good book, and audiobooks are fast becoming the "it girl" of publishing. "According to numerous sources, audiobooks are the new best thing to happen in publishing: for six years in a row, they have enjoyed double-digit sales growth."
The Lillie M. Evans Library has audiobooks available in a variety of formats. We have books on CD and playaways for all ages in the library to checkout. Books on CD are just that, CDs that you put into a CD player (be it your car's CD player, your computer CD-ROM drive, your DVD player or a portable CD playing device).
Playaways are recorded books that are on a device that plays the audio for you. We supply the playaway device with the prerecorded book and a battery and you attach your aux cord (to play in your car), or attach your own earbuds, headphones or speaker. We even have a device that you can checkout that will allow you to listen to the playaway through a radio without an aux cord. Both formats are available for all ages: children, young adults and adults. We can also borrow books on CD and playaways from other libraries.
In addition, we subscribe to two ebook services that also include eaudio books. The Alliance Digital Media Library commonly known as ADML is from the vendor, OverDrive. We are part of a consortium that allows our library cardholders to checkout out materials with their library card and PIN. Users can download eaudio books (and ebooks) onto a variety of devices using the app called Libby.
We are also a member of the eRead Illinois which is from the vendor, Baker & Taylor. This is also a consortial product that allows our library cardholders to checkout materials with their library card and PIN. Users can download eaudio books (and ebooks) onto a variety of devices using the app called Axis360.
Whatever audiobook format you decide to use, feel free to borrow them from the Lillie M. Evans Library!