Friday, January 15, 2010

Playaway Digital Books

Playaway. Play-a-WHAT? Play-a-WHO? A Playaway is a hand-held portable device that comes pre-loaded with an entire audiobook. All you need is a pair of headphones and one AAA battery, and you’re ready to listen. Another bonus is that you can hook one up to play through your car speakers if you have the correct cable or adapter. Each Playaway can hold up to 80 hours of audio, and you don’t need to worry about downloading the next chapter or changing to a different CD to hear the whole book.

Santa Clara City Library started carrying Playaways in 2009, and they’re located in the Youth Services and Adult media sections. We offer a variety of classic and current titles for a wide age range, including the following (Playaway titles marked with an * are available in the Adult media section):

So, if you’re in the mood to listen to a book, take away a Playaway!

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