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Unwind This Summer with an Audiobook!

June 13, 2024

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Brighten up your days this summer by delving into audiobooks! Audiobooks offer an accessible way to immerse yourself in a new world. They provide a convenient option for enjoying books while on the move, whether you’re on a summer road trip, relaxing by the pool, or simply doing household chores. Audiobooks are a wonderful way to read for all ages.

Staff Picks

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Jessica from Marketing

“I love to listen to audiobooks while I’m doing the dishes or while playing a little game on my phone at bedtime. At this point, I definitely read more audiobooks than print books!“

Recommendation: Monstrilio by Gerardo Sámano Córdova – available on Hoopla and Libby


Megan Vasquez portraitMegan from Adult Services

“I enjoy listening to audiobooks when I’m driving the most and while I missing using CDs, I listen to them via my phone.”

Recommendation: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir – available as a physical CD audiobook


portrait of ClariceClarice from Youth Services

“I love listening to audiobooks during my commute to and from work, while doing chores around the house, and while walking around the neighborhood with my dog.”

Recommendation: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Greenavailable on Libby

Ways to Listen

Physical Formats

  • CDs are still a popular physical format for audiobooks. Depending on the size of the story, audiobooks on CD can be separated into multiple discs. All of the CDs are in one case and are great to listen to in your car.
  • Playaways provide another way to listen to a physical audiobook. Because of their compact size, most Playaways can easily be put in your pocket for you to listen to on the go. All you would need is a battery and your earbuds and you’re set!

Digital Resources

Libby offers a large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages. Grab your library card and get the Libby app on your mobile device today!

Hoopla provides access to over one million titles for all ages – eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics, and more! All you need is your library card to start using hoopla on your mobile device today.

No mobile device? Listen and read on your computer.

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