I Geek Audiobooks

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Share why you support the public library at geekthelibrary.org , an initiative of OCLC and the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation. Library supporters can learn ways to lobby for library funding, get facts & stats to support their community action, upload their library stories to Flickr or YouTube, and link up via Facebook and Twitter. Creating a library support video would be a perfect teen / tween project for your summer Get Creative @ Your Library theme. There’s even customized Geek gear coming soon – gotta get a “I Geek Audiobooks” T-shirt! Plus, the talking points are a great resource to build community action in times of financial uncertainty. In my home state of Ohio, library supporters have made an amazing show of support, with what looks to be one final day to lobby the state legislature to halt a proposed 50% cut in state library funding. If you are an Ohio voter, be sure to visit Save Ohio Libraries and take action!

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About the Author:

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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