Reasons to Listen to Audiobooks
1. Tired eyes need a break.
2. Hands-free reading opens possibilities.
Audiobooks open up more hours in the day to dive into a great book. Listen while driving, laying around, mowing the grass, exercising, or tiding up.
3. Reluctant readers may embrace a change.
Research shows that listening engages the same areas of the brain as traditional reading. Audiobooks help to build vocabulary and critical thinking and level the playing field for struggling readers.
4. Travel light.
The compact form of physical audobooks and cloudbased nature of digital audiobooks save travelers from the bulk and weight of print materials.
Audiobooks—from Wright Library
- Ohio Digital Library—try ODL's app, Libby
- Tumblebooks—perfect for non and beginning readers
- Hoopla—where there is never a waiting line
Not able to stream and don't want to download?
- Try a preloaded, compact Playaway— batteries included! Use with headphones or plug into your auxiliary speaker.
- Check out a audiobook on CD.
- Wonderbooks are perfect for young readers who like to look at pictures while reading along with the narrator.