Have you heard? June is National Audiobook Month! Audiobooks can be traced all the way back to 1932. They have been recorded on vinyl records, cassette tapes, and compact discs, and they can even be downloaded digitally. In 2018, the New York Times launched a monthly bestseller list of just the audio format of books. Two years later, there were over 71,000 audiobooks published, making it the largest publishing year for audiobooks ever. They are so popular that the Audio Publisher’s Association created the Audie Awards for best audiobooks.
But audiobooks aren’t just popular; they’re convenient too. Did you know with a smartphone you can take your audiobook on the go? In fact, more than 73 percent of audiobooks are now being streamed through a smartphone or tablet. You can use the Libby app on your device to unlock thousands of digital audiobooks to take with you wherever you go.
Audiobooks are also great for juggling different tasks at the same time. Listen to a book while mowing the lawn, relaxing before bed or taking a road trip with the family. Why not check out the newest selection of books available, and then chose one for everyone to enjoy.