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Listen Up! June is National Audio Book Month

Did you know June is National Audio Book Month? Since 2008, the Audio Publishers Association has encouraged readers to “get caught listening” during the month of June.  So pop in those audio CD’s during a family car trip or while you’re stuck in rush hour traffic, and listen to something you wouldn't mind sharing with the world! Don’t forget - every minute you listen counts as participation in our Summer Reading Program.

Never tried an audiobook before? What better time to start than now?  Check out a few of the resources HCPL offers to help you find just what you are looking for:

Have Earbuds, Will Travel!

With HCPL's Summer Reading Program kick-off right around the corner, it’s time to get those audio books requested and/or downloaded! In keeping with the “Have Book, Will Travel” theme, I have selected a few travel memoirs to transport you to any part of the globe instantly. So whether you’re taking a plane or a car ride or just enjoying a much needed staycation this summer, get ready to set off on an amazing adventure.

The Perfect Reason to Take a Break

I don't know about you guys, but the constant up and down weather has me all thrown off. There was that weekend where the temperature was in the 50's, the epic raging thunderstorms, and the hail, oh how I wish I didn't have to experience hail twice in the past two weeks!

But there is a thin ray of sunshine hidden behind that big black thundercloud - we have a chance to plug in our earphones, brew a hot beverage, and just curl up to enjoy the sound of a melodic voice telling us a story. So fluff up those pillows, put your feet up, and use the weather as the perfect reason to just relax for a couple of hours.

Need some suggestions for the next time the storms hit? Check out some of my favorite comfort audiobooks:

Audios Walk the Red Carpet

The Golden Globes and Oscars may have all been handed out, but fear not! The crème de la crème of 2012's audiobooks will be honored May 30 at the Audie Awards. Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, the Audie Awards recognize audiobooks who have achieved distinction in the spoken word. Get ready to cheer for your favorite book or narrator from the list of the nominees below:

Audiobook of the Year

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