Tag Archives: audiobooks

Playaway – The New Way to Listen to Audiobooks

Do you love listening to audiobooks from your favorite authors? Then check out Windsor Public Library’s brand new collection of Playaways. These nifty little devices are pre-loaded audiobooks that offer an uninterrupted listening experience. Unlike books on CD, you don’t need to switch between multiple discs to experience a whole book. Simply plug in headphones or connect the Playaway to your car stereo to begin listening to your favorite books...
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Mr. Mercedes

On a damp, chilly morning in a Midwestern city, a psychotic driver plows into a crowd gathered for a job fair, killing eight. It’s a horrific scene that plagues the hearts and minds of an entire city, but specifically of Bill Hodges,  the lead detective that was unable to catch the perpetrator.  One year later, Hodges is on a downward dive of depression and suicidal thoughts. Although he’s retired, the...
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Gone Girl has taken the book world by storm!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has been on the bestsellers list for 83 weeks! That’s almost 21 months or over a year and a half. Man do people love this book! And I can see why… kind of. The plot is interesting, mysterious and fast paced. The disappearance of a main character and the reaction of the people around her are fascinating and you just NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!...
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Overdrive Challenge Update

I got 99 problems but a book ain’t one.  Here’s a little known fact about librarians: in our spare time we like to re-write the lyrics to popular rap songs and make them all about books.  We really do love books that much – especially new ones – and we know you do too, which is why we hope you’ll help us win the Overdrive Challenge. What is the Overdrive...
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Eleanor and Park

Eleanor is a chubby, redheaded misfit who has trouble both at school and home. Park is a Korean American kid trying to keep low on the high school radar. Forced to sit together on the schoolbus, their unlikely relationship is riddled with confusion, lust and a strength of passion with which only the young can feel. I was so excited about this book that I borrowed both the physical book...
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Help us WIN the Overdrive Challenge

For the entire month of June, Windsor Public Library is participating in the Overdrive Challenge, and YOU can help us WIN! All you have to do is read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks from our Overdrive Collection.  If we reach 8000 checkouts by June 30th, Overdrive is going to reward us with loads of NEW BOOKS.  That’s right, I said NEW BOOKS! You love reading them; we love putting them...
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WPL adds the eReading Room for Kids to its digital collection

Windsor Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection web site experience just for kids called the eReading Room for Kids. The main digital collection, windsor.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe, friendly, and easy browsing experience for children. To access the eReading Room for Kids, visit the Windsor Public Library web site, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Kids &...
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2013: E-Resources Year in Review

Our E-collection continued to get bigger and better in the year 2013.  We added two new resources: Hoopla Digital and Law Depot – and have continued to add new titles to our already popular E-Book and E-Audiobook collections.  With so many quality tablets, eReaders, and Smartphones hitting the market, it’s no wonder that we saw a 26% increase in downloads this year.  What’s so great about using the digital library?...
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Listen Up!

Audiobooks.  If you haven’t given them a try, then I encourage you to do so. For many of us they are so much more than just books…they are tools.  Tools for multi-tasking.  Tools for language learning and literacy.  Tools for entertainment.  With the summer weather here you may find yourself in one of the following scenarios; let’s take a look at how Audiobooks can be inserted into the equation to...
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