Audiobook downloading class, Rockland
|Rockland Public Library|
|80 Union St. Rockland, ME|
|Oct 22, 2013|
|2:30 PM - 3:30 PM|
Library patrons are accustomed to checking out audiobooks on CD at their local library; but did you know that many Maine libraries now offer downloadable audiobooks? With your library card, you can check out a title and begin listening to it right from your home pc or mobile device.
The Maine InfoNet Download Library (download.maineinfonet.org) is the statewide lending library of e-audiobooks and e-books for library cardholders in Maine. Titles can be checked out for up to 2 weeks, and are automatically deleted when the loan period ends – no late fees! Audiobook workshop participants are encouraged to bring their portable device (laptop, tablet, iPod, MP3 player or smart phone) and practice browsing and downloading a title. If time allows, we will discuss other sources of free audiobooks on the web.
Audiobooks not only offer a great way to catch up on titles while traveling or exercising - they often bring another level of enjoyment to the reading experience. Some titles, like Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," offer full cast productions with complete with sound effects, like an old radio show. Perhaps you are in the mood for a scary story this October? ‘Tis the season for horror & the macabre, and the download audiobook selection includes classic Bram Stoker, your favorite Steven King titles (including "The Library Policeman"), and new vampire and zombie stories to keep you awake at night.
No registration is required, however, an active card at a participating Maine library is required.