Contest news from Playaway

Plawaway contest collection

Audiobook contests seem to be a new trend – so much so that I’ve added a “Contests” tag to my posts! Playaway has a great contest running through July 10th – the Playaway $100,000 Givaway Stimulating America’s Libraries. Any public library employee over the age of 18 can enter. On June 1st, Playaway will begin giving away 15 audiobooks a day! Here’s your chance to add to your collection a great cross section of titles – fiction & non-fiction, youth to adult – in the Playaway format. As a school librarian, I’m hoping to see a similar contest aimed at struggling school libraries in the future (hint, hint). If there are any other great contests out there, please let me know so that I may pass along the news!

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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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