Summertime brings our family to the Marin County Free Library on a weekly basis. My 4 1/2 year old normally picks out books from the big kids’ section on trucks, cars and other things that go or most recently, a kid’s book about the Statue of Liberty. My 10 1/2 year old loves the “Wimpy Kid” series and books of that nature as well as joke books and other funny books. She signs up for the summer reading program and will get some cool prizes each time she reads 250 pages.
I was checking out our books yesterday and read a flyer about their audio book download program. Correction: their FREE audio book download program. You log in to your existing library account or create one with the library and you can download books to your MP3 player or computer. That is just brilliant!
While I was told there is a short list of titles currently available I am going to guess that since it’s a newer program, the book selections will be current. I can’t see “Gone With the Wind” as an audio download choice, at least not yet. “Twilight” or “The DaVinci Code” maybe.
It sounds like a great program, especially for you commuters, long distance runners or those traveling for the summer. Simple to pack, lightweight and you don’t have to worry about ruining your book at the beach or losing it on a plane! And it’s FREE!
Now go run (to your library and check this out)!