Monday, November 8, 2010


Okay, I'm going to be honest with you. Playaways are THE coolest idea when it comes to reading books. Or rather, listening. Now you're wondering what a playaway is. A playaway is basically an MP3 book. It's the size of an MP3 player and it already has the book loaded onto it; so all you have to do is stick a battery inside, plug in your headphones and away you go! Convenient right?! It's said to be the next generation of audiobooks, and I absolutely agree. Amazing amazing amazing!

The Powassan Library has a total of 10 titles at the moment, 5 of which belong to a pool and are rotated between libraries every 3 months. The library is also going to be purchasing 30 more titles as well. This kind of technology benefits everyone, whether just for the sheer convenience of being able to listen to a book while on the treadmill or whether you're a member of the CNIB and large print books still don't do the trick. You can also buy an adapter that allows the book to be played through the radio in your car. Impressive right? Yeah, I think so too.

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1 comment:

  1. The collection of Playaways at the Powassan Library has certainly grown! Besides our many Adult Fiction titles, we have Young Adult playaways and Junior fiction as well! These playaways are circulating well, and everyone seems to be enjoying the new technology.

    If you haven't tried one yet, pop by and find a story you're interested in. All you need is a library card, a battery and a set of headphones.