Fantastic Audiobook Club How-to

Food, drinks, friends gathered around for a read-aloud: Book Club 2.0. Here’s a great how-to for libraries or traditional book clubs looking for a new twist. Apartment Therapy blogged about a novel way to share books in this post “Reinvent the Book Club: How to Host Your Own Audiobook Gathering“. I love the suggestion to take the group outside next the the firepit to listen together – a virtual return to the oral tradition storyteller’s circle. Can’t you just imagine the stress release…

Wouldn’t it be fun to hold a quaint gathering in your living room — seated ’round the fireplace with a refreshing cocktail, while a central speaker broadcasts a good story as if it were the 1930’s?

And I’m sure that what’s good for grownups would be just as fun for kids – parent-child audiobook storytime on the library lawn under the stars or  audiobooks around the scout campfire, anyone?? Thanks to narrator Ze Sands for passing this along!



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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