Read On! Audiobooks

We’ve officially kicked off our Summer Reading Program with the 36th Annual Turtle Race, which was a lot of fun. Congratulations to all the winners!

This week, we’re hosting storyteller Robert Lewis for both our adult event (tonight at 7 pm) and our children’s event (tomorrow at 10 am and 2 pm). Robert Lewis is one of our favorite presenters to have at the library. He is engaging, informative, and entertaining. It’s the perfect trifecta! The Cherokee Nation is offering an amazing gift to our community through Robert Lewis and his stories.

Have you picked up your Summer Reading Program supplies yet? It’s not too late! We’ve got something for everyone!

If you’re searching for time to read for yourself or to your kids, I heartily recommend audiobooks. In my family, audiobooks are a staple in the car. For us, they’re a quick way to get a few minutes of reading in while we’re driving around town.

This summer, we’re listening to more kids’ audiobooks (downloaded to my phone from Overdrive) than anything because my son is trying to fill up his Kids’ Reading Record Sheet. Audiobooks, while without some of the mechanics of visual reading, offer the same experiences and hone similar skills. From reading comprehension to language development, audiobooks are a bonafide form of reading (and are perfect to use toward Summer Reading Program time goals). Plus, the whole family can enjoy and discuss the same book at the same time. It’s like a mini book club!

We have a nice selection of audiobooks on CD at the library and an even larger selection of downloadable audiobooks via Overdrive. Head to our website (www.pryorlibrary.org) to search our online catalog for audiobooks – both physical and downloadable. And, as always, if you need some recommendations, we’d love to help with that too!

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