23 June 2011

FREE Sync YA AudioBooks

Back again this summer is SYNC, a program designed to develop young adult audiobook listeners. Each week beginning TODAY two complete digital audiobooks will be made available during that week only. One title will be a current YA title and the other will be a classic. Downloads are mp3 format hosted by OverDrive (must have OverDrive Media Console-free), both Mac and Windows compatible, with most listening devices supported. Go to the Sync Group on the AudioBook community for download links each week.

Available June 23 - June 29
Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterRomeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

Available June 30 - July 6
Little Brother by Cory DoctorowThe Trial by Franz Kafka

Available July 7 - July 13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-FattahA Passage to India by E. M. Forster

Available July 14 - July 20
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph DelaneyBeowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]

Available July 21 - July 27
Chanda's Secrets by Allan StrattonTess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Available July 28 - August 3
Ashes, Ashes by Jo TreggiariRescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller [Ed.]

Available August 4 - August 10
Immortal by Gillian ShieldsWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Available August 11 - August 17
Storm Runners by Roland SmithThe Cay by Theodore Taylor

15 June 2011

Library Blogs

Salem Press sponsors the Library Blog Awards. Nominations come from the blogosphere and public voting takes place and then the judges decide which blogs are exceptional in thinking, writing, and information.

The 2011 Salem Library Blog Awards have been announced in eight different categories: General, Public, Academic, School, Local, Quirky, Newcomer, and Commercial. Here are the winners:

The Unquiet Librarian (Buffy Hamilton) and NeverEndingSearch (Joyce Valenza) are both in my iGoogle Reader. You can find some great blogs by checking out the other nominees in each category.