January 10, 2008

Library Offers Pre-Loaded Playaway Digital Audio Books

Scotland County Memorial Library is now offering Playaway, the first self-playing digital audio book, adding the innovative digital format to their existing audio book collection. Each palm-sized unit is permanently loaded with an audio book to make listening as simple as pressing play.

Half the size of a deck of cards, Playaway is the simplest way to listen to a book on the go, and with no tapes or CDs, can hold as little as two or as much as 80 hours of content on each unit. Using clearly marked buttons, Playaway gives listeners the ability to move back and forth within or between chapters and alter the speed of a narrator’s voice. It even has an automatic bookmark feature that remembers where you left off. Additionally, Playaway has a universal headphone jack that works with almost any type of headphone or mobility accessory.

Playaway’s simple functionality and immediate usability separate it from other audio book formats. With Playaway, library patrons can enjoy best-selling content with first-rate digital audio.

There are over 400 best-selling current and classic titles on Playaway, including many selections for children. The library’s collection includes: Baree the Wolf-dog

Captured by Indians: a True Account by Mary Rowlandson

Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Stories and Poems

Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Little Women

Whale Island

Pride and Prejudice

Rabbit Ears Classic Bible Stories

Secret Life of Bees

Sense & Sensibility

Water for Elephants

Where the Red Fern Grows

Wild: Stories of Survival From the World’s Most Dangerous Places

Wuthering Heights

For more information call the library at 465-7042.

Library hours: Mon., Wed., and Fri. 9:00-5:30

Tues. & Thurs. 9:00-7:00 Saturday 9:00-1:00.

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