If you’re not already listening to MP3 audio books, you may want to consider checking one out over the summer. Listening to an audio book totally counts as reading and can make long summer car rides far more bearable. Audio books can be more expensive than print, but the public library has many MP3 audio books for children and teens to choose from. Just head on over to the Nova Scotia Public Libraries digital media download site, enter your library card number (barcode number) and your PIN (last four digits of your phone number) and you can download the audiobook of your choice for free! You can set the lending period and your file expires on the due date, so you’ll never incur any late charges.

You can also download audiobooks for free all summer via the website SYNC. Each week from June 14 – August 16, two free audiobooks will be available for download – a popular YA novel and a related classic novel. It’s a pretty great lineup this summer (it includes my favourite book of last year – Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor):

June14 – June 20, 2012
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

June 21 – June 27, 2012
by Francisco X. Stork
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

June 28 – July 4, 2012
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang

July 5 – July 11, 2012
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

July 12 – July 18, 2012
Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain

July 19 – July 25, 2012
Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

July 26 – August 1, 2012
Pinned by Alfred C. Martino

August 2 – August 8, 2012
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

August 9 – August 15, 2012
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Dead Men Kill by L. Ron Hubbard

August 16 – August 22, 2012
The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

So sit back, relax, and enjoy listening to someone read for you.


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