I grew up listening to my (incredibly patient) mom reading aloud to my brother and me. From early favorites, like Harold and the Purple Crayon, right up through Pippi Longstocking and even The Hobbit (did I mention she was very patient?) we shared a book or chapter every night. (Which just might be why I wound up working at the Library, but that’s a different story.)
If your family likes listening together, check out the list of kids’ audiobooks we’ve put together on OverDrive. There are books intended for a variety of ages and even grown-ups will likely find something to enjoy and/or ponder. You can even decide to listen to an old favorite—rereading (or listening to) books you already know you like can be very comforting.
And remember, if you find that a book you’d like to listen to or read is already checked out, you can take a peek at the “Always Available” list on OverDrive where you’ll find lots of options without a wait.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go call my mom to thank her again for all those hours of reading.
Tolkien’s famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest and a dramatic climax. At the center is the unsuspecting hero Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious Hobbit who is suddenly thrust into the biggest, indeed the only adventure of his life. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eAudio on Hoopla, as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.
A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby, as eAudio on Hoopla, as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.