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Libraries rock the audiobook scene!

June 20, 2018

Add 24 more books to your year without ever turning a page and give kids a literacy boost!

by Jamie Belardo, Brand Ambassador – Playaway Pre-Loaded Products

You can find so much more than print books at your local library, even a guaranteed way to add 24 books to your year.

“24 books a year? I can’t. I just don’t have time.”

If you are guilty of saying you don’t have time to read (and most of us are,) it’s time to start thinking about audiobooks on Playaway.



“What’s a Playaway?”

Well, we’re glad you asked.

Playaway is a pre-loaded audiobook player that borrows like a book and plays right from the device. There’s no downloading or streaming ever. You simply borrow the audiobook you want to listen to (it’s already on the Playaway device,) plug in headphones or an aux cord, and start listening.

Playaways are the perfect companion for walking, running, biking, sitting on the sidelines, sunbathing, commuting, and doing all of the things you love to do. They are even the perfect distraction as you tackle your summer chores. 

And, the best part?  If you remember to plug into a Playaway for just one hour a day (during four 15-minute tasks or your daily commute), you can easily add 24 more books to your life this year.

Kids love Playaways, too! 

If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to get kids reading (and loving it) all summer long, Playaways are perfect.

Kids love having a “device of their own” to listen to, and our collection includes everything from best-sellers and award-winners, to classic evergreen content and Common Core State Standard selections for various ages and reading levels.

For an added educational boost, you can borrow Playaway Bookpacks (Playaways already paired with corresponding print books) or pair Playaways and print books together on your own for a read-along experience that can boost literacy, improve reading comprehension and retention, expand vocabulary skills, and build phonemic awareness and fluency.

Ready to start listening? Grab a Playaway (or two) from your library.

Jamie is currently listening to The Book of Speculation: A Novel by Erika Swyler and The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer. 

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