Playaway digital audio books available at the Library
Bestselling titles in palm-sized unit
The Round Rock Public Library now offers patrons audio books on Playaway, the first self-playing digital audio book. This innovative digital format is a convenient addition to their existing audio book collection.
Playaway is the simplest, easiest way to listen to a book on the go. Half the size of a deck of cards, one permanently-loaded unit holds up to 80 hours of content with no tapes or CDs. Listeners can move back and forth within or between chapters and alter the speed of a narratorâ€™s voice. It even has an automatic bookmark feature that remembers where you left off. Additionally, Playaway has a universal headphone jack that works with almost any type of headphone or mobility accessory.
â€śPlayawayâ€™s simple functionality and immediate usability separate it from other audio book formats,â€ť said Michelle Cervantes, Collection Development Manager. â€śWith Playaway, our patrons can enjoy best-selling content with first-rate digital audio.â€ť
Playaway offers more than 4,000 titles, including selections for children, language learning programs, bestselling adult fiction, and classics. And because Playawayâ€™s format is friendly for listeners of all ages, every patron can enjoy the new format. The Round Rock Public Library currently has 16 titles, including:
- Dark Dude a novel by Oscar Hijuelos
- Escape from Horrorland by R.L. Stine
- Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
- Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
â€śWith Playaway, we set out to create a product that was portable, technologically simple and easy to use, and itâ€™s been a perfect fit for libraries,â€ť said Caroline Barni, Director of Marketing + PR, Findaway World. â€śIn fact, 99 percent of our current library customers would recommend Playaway to another library. We are excited to have provided such a welcome audio format for this important channel.â€ť
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2009