Tag: library programming

8 Great Books to Pair with Your Favorite Podcasts
By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

8 Great Books to Pair with Your Favorite Podcasts

Podcast fans talk about their favorite radio shows with the same enthusiasm readers talk about their favorite books. The Kansas City Public Library and KCUR 89.3 have smashed the two formats together into one event, reBOUND, an annual book exchange and podcast party hosted by the Young Friends of the KCPL and Generation Listen KC. At […]

Publishing U: How to Build Community at Your Local Library AND Promote Your Work
By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: How to Build Community at Your Local Library AND Promote Your Work

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this week’s edition of Publishing U, Maggie Stuckey discusses the creative and library-centric programming she has been using to promote her book.   The library is the new community center—and authors can […]

Read to Play: Seattle’s Summer Book Bingo!

Read to Play: Seattle’s Summer Book Bingo!

This summer, The Seattle Public Library partnered with Seattle Arts and Lectures to create a very fun reading program for teens age 16 and over, and adults throughout the city. It’s called Summer Book Bingo! Participants enter one of two prize pools by either completing their whole card by September 8th or filling out one […]

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Coming Soon to an Event Near You: Audiobookmobile
By August 26, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Coming Soon to an Event Near You: Audiobookmobile

How cool is this? The Audio Publishers Association is taking the show on the road. What a great opportunity for public libraries to highlight their audiobook collection. The initiative was announced on Shelf Awareness, with a listing of five upcoming locations. I’ll get the whole scoop for you ASAP, along with contact information for libraries […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book News
News you can use: Audiobook Round-up

News you can use: Audiobook Round-up

Here’s a mega-roundup of all things audiobook online and in the news – sixteen sweet links to explore! I love when a narrator is given the local rock star treatment by the local press. Check out this article highlighting the career of Karen White. Lady of 1,000 voices: Audiobook narrator brings famous authors’ works to […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book News
Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!

Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!

Watch the amazing video of his rap “Ain’t Nobody Change the World Like a Librarian.” It was a librarian love fest  at the 2014 Odyssey Award celebration on June 30th at ALA’s Las Vegas conference, as Heyborne topped his previous original composition performed at the 2012 Odyssey celebration. The crowd sported Team Scowler masks as narrator Kirby Heyborne, author Daniel Kraus, […]

Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

FREE audiobooks? Join the party at the American Library Association audiobook events during the 2014 Annual Conference! Learn more about audiobook advisory by dropping into an open meeting of one of these two committees: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, Valley of Fire II room. Stop by and listen […]

Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth

Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth

Love to suggest great audiobooks? Take a look at my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist, which features a host of all things audio to celebrate “June is Audiobook Month.” Here’s the link: http://www.booklistonline.com/Voices-In-My-Head-Audiobook-Advisory/pid=6832788 No matter if you’re a busy librarian helping patrons find the next great listen, or if you’re an audiobook […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book News
Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth

Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth

Free – great short works read by top audiobook talent every day of June is Audiobook Month. Check out the Going Public web link to hear the audio selections from Spoken Freely 14 – click here for the whole schedule. I interviewed narrator Xe Sands about her Going Public brainchild in this “Voicing a Cause” post when […]

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Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!

Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!

Awesome #audiomonth idea. Narrators Tavia Gilbert & Dennis Boutsikaris plus Dan Zitt of Penguin Random House Audio took part in a fantastic evening program at the Darien CT Public Library, and you can watch the whole event in the video below. If you’d like to create your own local audiobook event, take a look at my “Voices […]

Posted in: Audiobooks, Book News