Audio Books

So Funny You Should Read It.

If you are looking for a great chapter book to read with your children or to listen to on a long drive I’ve got a few you might want to check out.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever written by Barbara Robinson.Book cover to The Pageant Ever
The Herdman kids are bad, really the worst kids you could imagine.  They have personalities and idiosyncrasies that make everyone laugh out loud.  The story goes that the Herdman kids have decidedly become interested in the school Christmas pageant. So they begin to bully their way into filling in the lead roles of Mary, Joseph, the Angel and the Wise men.  Their mission is madness but, at the end of the day there is a warm fuzzy feeling that reminds us of how special Christmas can be. I’ve recommended this to many adults with no children at home and they loved it too.
This book is available in print, CD, also in downloadable electronic audio. 

Book cover of Aliens on Vacation Aliens on Vacation written by Clete Barrett Smith
David, more commonly referred to as Scrub is a little disenchanted with his summer vacation plans. He’s staying with his grandma who runs The Intergalactic

Bed & Breakfast. This vacation gets a little more interesting with every minute.  Scrub really earns his strips after picking up the slack in unique needs of the Bed & Breakfast customers.   Unlike the Herdman’s, Scrub is a stand up guy though he does face some interesting dilemmas. ( to continue click read more below)

Two New Tech Topics This Month

Tech ManStarting tomorrow, the Katy Library has two new tech topics to teach you: Facebook & OneClickDigital.  On July 6th & 20th at 1:30PM, you can get the latest scoop on how to use Facebook's new "timeline" format.  Then, on July 7th & 21st at 2:00PM learn about the library's new e-audio books (called OneClickDigital) that never have a waiting list and can be renewed over and over.  Two new tech topics to tempt you!

Make Time To Read or Listen To A Book This Summer

Just came back from a relaxing vacation. I didn't want to run out of reading material so I took ten or more titles with me on my e-reader.  HCPL offers e-books to read and audio books to listen to as you vacation or commute. To download e-books go to www.hcpl.net and click on eBooks and More. From there you can browse the Digital Media Catalog and OneClick Digital. There are many authors available including Alexander McCall-Smith, Joanne Fluke, Janet Evanovich as well as Agatha Christie. 

June is Audio Book Month

Jlisten, audio bookoin us and the Audio Publishers Association in celebration of Audio Book Month! We have launched a new audio book library just for you.  One Click Digital has thousands of new titles available for your ear enjoyment. Come in and learn about this new service or click on the link to start now.  Listen on your computer or on any Apple device.  You can still enjoy our audio collection through Overdrive for you die hard fans!  Your ears are going to love you either way, so stop reading this and start downloading some audio books! 

 

Audio Books Playlist For Children

Many of you will soon be celebrating Spring Break. So, I wanted to highlight audio books for young children. The items that I have chosen not only include the picture book, but they also include a musical CD version. I encourage you to try these out during your next car trip.

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