Can you walk and listen at the same time?
Want to do two things at once? Try listening to an audio-book as you walk, run, exercise, work around the house, or drive. The Library has three kinds of audio-books: CDs, Playaways, and downloadable audio-books. The CDs can be used in any device that plays CDs such as in a car, entertainment center, or portable CD player. The Playaways are self-contained units about the size of a deck of cards. You put in your own AAA battery and add headphones or ear buds, and off you go listening to the book. You can also listen to a Playaway by using a cord plugged into the jack in your car so that the sound comes through the car’s speakers. Downloadable audio-books are available through the Library’s website from Overdrive. You will need to download free software called Overdrive Media Console. These two links give more information:
I recently listened to Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed which is a memoir of a woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone. It is both a story of the people and places along the trail and a journey of self-realization. It was enjoyable listening to the author’s hiking experiences as I walked around.
If you need more incentive to try an audio-book—June is audio-book month, and the Library is giving away a free set of ear buds to kids and a free car-connector cord to adults when checking out a Playaway. So what are waiting for?