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Freegal Ending this Week!!


The library's subscription to Freegal ends this week due to ongoing budgetary considerations. Please be sure to download your tracks ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact me at mana.tominaga@sjlibrary.org if you have specific questions.



Posted by Mana Tominaga on May 13, 2013 | Comments: 19 |
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Audio Appreciation Month: Recommendations for Children


August is Audio Appreciation Month! Celebrate this event by checking out various audio book and music titles at your library! Here are a few recommendations for children.
* indicates Series

 

Books on CD

The library has audio book versions of many popular titles shown below in audio compact disc format.

 

Children's Audio Books

 

 Cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter* by J.K. Rowling

One of the most popular fantasy series about a young wizard named Harry Potter. Harry attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and makes new friends, learns new magic spells and goes on a quest to defeat the dark wizard Lord Voldemort.  

 

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

 

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

Nicholas Benedict, an orphan afflicted with physical ailments and narcolepsy, is sent to a new orphanage where he encounters depraved bullies, difficult circumstances, and a mystery that could change his life forever.

 

Cover of 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones

 

39 Clues* by Various Authors

A series of intriguing adventure stories written by today's popular authors such as Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis and more. These audio books will engage readers by combining card collecting, reading and online gaming.

 

 

Digital Audio Books

Besides compact disc, you can also download audio books to your digital audio player, including your iPod, smartphone, or home computer via OverDrive Digital Library or OneClickdigital. Using your digital audio player, you can transition or navigate to other chapters of the book without having to change discs. Here are a few recommended digital audio book titles:

 

Children's Digital Audio Books

 

Cover of Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis ComplexArtemis Fowl* by Eoin Colfer

A popular fantasy and action series about a young master criminal named Artemis Fowl. Artemis gradually develops his moral character as he works with the fairies to help defeat enemies and save the world.

 

The Mysterious Benedict Society

 

The Mysterious Benedict Society* by Trenton Lee Stewart

Reynie Muldoon, an orphaned child with special abilities joins an elite team of four talented children and they become the Mysterious Benedict Society. They soon go on an adventurous journey of espionage to defeat a villain who plans to take over the world.

 

Copver of Percy Jackson and the Olympian: The Lightning Thief

 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians* by Rick Riordan

A young boy named Percy Jackson discovers that the legendary Greek Gods still exists and goes on an adventurous quest to prevent a devastating war between the gods. 

 

 

 

Music

In addition to audio books, the library also has a substantial collection of new music CDs and downloadable new eAudio and eMusic for all ages! Please see a librarian at your library for more details.



Audio Appreciation Month


August is Audio Appreciation Month! Celebrate this event by checking out various audio book and music titles at your library! Here are a few recommendations for children and teens.
* indicates Series

 

Books on CD

The library has audio book versions of many popular titles shown below in audio compact disc format.

 

Children's Audio Books

 

 Cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 

Harry Potter* by J.K. Rowling

One of the most popular fantasy series about a young wizard named Harry Potter. Harry attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and makes new friends, learns new magic spells and goes on a quest to defeat the dark wizard Lord Voldemort.  

 

 

Cover of the Chronicles of Narnia

 

The Chronicles of Narnia* by C.S. Lewis

Another popular fantasy and adventure series about various children exploring the mysterious and mythical world of Narnia. 

 

 

 

Cover of 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones

 

39 Clues* by Various Authors

A series of intriguing adventure stories written by today's popular authors such as Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis and more. These audio books will engage readers by combining card collecting, reading and online gaming.

 

 

 

Teen Audio Books

 

 Cover of The Alchemyst

 

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel* by Michael Scott

Sophie and Josh are caught up in a deadly struggle between two rival alchemists over the possession of an ancient and powerful book containing the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life. 

 

 

 

Cover of Shiver

 

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

A moving, paranormal romance story about Grace and a mysterious wolf that often watches her from a nearby distance. Later, Grace discovers a wounded boy near her home and makes a shocking discovery that this boy is that same wolf in human form. 

 

 

 

Cover of Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

 

Maximum Ride* by James Patterson

An exciting adventure and science fiction series about six genetically enhanced children being imprisoned in a laboratory. Eventually, a sympathetic scientist helps them escape and they use their special abilities to survive on their own.   

 

 

 

Digital Audio Books

Besides compact disc, you can also download audio books to your digital audio player, including your iPod, smartphone, or home computer via OverDrive Digital Library or MyiLibrary. Using your digital audio player, you can transition or navigate to other chapters of the book without having to change discs. Here are a few recommended digital audio book titles:

 

Children's Digital Audio Books

 

Cover of Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex

 

Artemis Fowl* by Eoin Colfer

A popular fantasy and action series about a young master criminal named Artemis Fowl. Artemis gradually develops his moral character as he works with the fairies to help defeat enemies and save the world.

 

 

 

Copver of Percy Jackson and the Olympian: The Lightning Thief

 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians* by Rick Riordan

A young boy named Percy Jackson discovers that the legendary Greek Gods still exists and goes on an adventurous quest to prevent a devastating war between the gods. 

 

 

 

Teen Digital Audio Books

 

Cover of Hunger Games

 

Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins

In a post-apocalyptic world, a powerful government called the Capitol selects a boy and a girl from each district to participate in an annual televised event called the "Hunger Games", where they would fight each other to death. However this time, both participants defy the rules and face dire consequences.

 

 

Cover of Graceling

 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Katsa, a young warrior lives in a world where some people are born with unique special skills called "Graces". Katsa however has a dreaded skill of killing and in this adventurous story, she goes on a journey of self-discovery and redemption by trying to save her land from a depraved king.

 

 

 

Music

In addition to audio books, the library also has a substantial collection of new music CDs and downloadable new eAudio and eMusic for all ages! Please see a librarian at your library for more details.



eBooks Frustrating You? We Can Help.


ebooksThe Library has a vast collection of tens of thousands of downloadable eBooks, eAudioBooks, and eMusic.  Each collection we buy has its own rules, though, and its own device compatibility.  We know it can be confusing!  But hey -- free eBooks?  It's worth figuring it out.

 

We've got a brand new "Need Help?" section on our Downloads page just for helping people figure this stuff out.  We have a guide for new users, frequently asked questions, a list of supported devices, and where to go for troubleshooting if you still get stuck.  Check it out and contact us if you have any questions!