July 25th, 2016
We here at the library love reading of all kinds, and listening to audiobooks definitely counts as reading. The library has a wide variety of audiobook resources. We have audiobooks on CD for all age ranges and on all topics. We even have Great Courses, which provide audio versions of college-level courses.
For those with smartphones or tablets, we have several ways to download audiobooks. You can do this using an iOS phone or tablet, an Android phone or tablet, or even a Kindle Fire. Regular users of the Elkton library may wish to give this a try during our parking lot project, while access to the Elkton library is a little more limited.
– Using OverDrive, you can download up to six titles at a time.
– Using OneClickDigital, you can download up to 15 titles at a time.
– Using Hoopla, you can download 8 audiobooks, movies, TV shows, or music albums per month. Unlike OneClickDigital and OverDrive, this is a monthly limit, rather than an “at a time” limit.
We have an unlimited number of Hoopla titles; if you see it in our Hoopla section, it is available!
– With OverDrive, OneClickDigital, and Hoopla, titles are returned automatically when the checkout period is over, so you never get a fine on our digital materials!
If you are participating in our summer reading program, you should know that audiobooks count toward your total of completed books. Listening to audiobooks can be a great way to engage a reluctant reader of any age.
If you’ve never tried an audiobook, sometimes listening to a celebrity reader makes it more fun. Here are some suggestions for entertaining audiobooks with celebrity readers that can be downloaded using OverDrive. To find our copies, click “Get Book” and then choose Maryland’s Digital Library from the In libraries nearby dropdown.
Looking for more inspiration? CCPL’s website has themed lists of suggestions and Hoopla also offers lists based on topics such as biography, comedy, adapted to film, history, audiobooks for the family and travel.
Read by David Tennant
Read by Tim Curry
Read by Chris Colfer
Read by Brendan Fraser
Read by Neil Gaiman
Read by Wil Wheaton
Read by Mariska Hargitay
Read by Tina Fey
Read by Aziz Ansari
Read by Ruby Dee
Read by Sissy Spacek
Read by James Marsters
Read by Edward Hermann
Read by Derek Jacobi
Read by Elliott Gould
Read by Louis Gossett Jr.
Read by Bronson Pinchot
Read by Alan Cumming