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The Wait is Over … AudioBook Sync is Live!

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Four of my favorite things: audiobooks, young adult literature, free stuff, and summertime (more time to read!). If you agree, read on because …

Sync 2017 is live as of April 27! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. For each week in the 2017 season (which runs for sixteen weeks total), SYNC will make two titles available for free. Once you download them to the device of your choice, they are yours forever! That’s two thematically matched, high interest audiobook downloads a week!

Why, you ask? Because SYNC (sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive) exists to bring the listening experience to the teen audience! Sign up to receive notifications when each week’s FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text, email, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Check out SYNC’s amazing 2017 line-up of classics, bestsellers, nonfiction, and award-winning young adult books today!

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Fresh Arrivals in Our OverDrive Lending Library!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 200+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the titles we’ve recently added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
  • The Dead Inside: A True Story by Cyndy Etler
  • Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
  • Girl in Disguise by Greet Macallister
  • Game Change by Joseph Monninger
  • One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline (audiobook)
  • Ultimatum by K.M. Walton

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Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out our Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.

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Let’s Get Real!

Let’s welcome a brand new collection to Ridley High School’s digital lending library: Let’s Get Real! Realistic Fiction is one of the most popular genres among both students and teachers, and now there’s an easy way to access these eBooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive app. Just visit our OverDrive page (students can sign in with their Canvas log-in), click on Collections / More Collections, and then scroll to Let’s Get Real. All of the books included in this collection feature stories with realistic settings, characters, plot lines, and events. Remember, even when school is closed, our OverDrive lending library is always open for browsing, sampling, and borrowing!

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Brand New Audiobooks in Our OverDrive Collection!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and teachers can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 20+ audiobooks. The digital audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
  • Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
  • Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
  • Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

OverDrive’s mobile app has universal device compatibility, making it easy for students to enjoy books on iPads, iPhones, and Kindles. Audiobooks appeal to struggling readers, English-language learners, and avid readers alike. Audiobooks are also a part of the library’s ongoing commitment to diversity in young adult literature.

Please visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks. And while you’re there, check out our handy Collections link with shortcuts to It’s a Mystery, Noteworthy Nonfiction, Good Sports, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett. Happy listening!

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New Titles in Our OverDrive Lending Library!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 200+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the titles we’ve recently added to our OverDrive collection include:

AUDIOBOOKS:

  • What Light by Jay Asher
  • The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicole Yoon

EBOOKS:

  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • Gutless by Carl Deuker
  • Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee
  • Replica by Lauren Oliver
  • Saving Red by Sonya Sones

Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out our Collections link with handy shortcuts to Crossover Novels, The Horror!, Listen Up, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.

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Just Add Listening!

Both summer and back-to-school are busy times of year, and sometimes enjoyment reading falls to the bottom of to-do lists for students and teachers alike. Audiobooks are a wonderful way to incorporate books into your day, whether you are catching up on a bestseller, revisiting a classic novel, or simply trying something different. The Ridley High School Library’s selection of 200+ audiobooks is always growing, and we have a fresh batch of books-on-CD to kick off the new school year! Here are a few of my favorites (just click the book title for an audio excerpt and more information):

 

For students with reading challenges, listening can really help to fill in any gaps in comprehension. Skilled narrators use their voices to establish mood, heighten drama, and alert listeners to pivotal plot developments. Audiobooks also play a role in the library’s commitment to diverse literature by offering authentic representations of language and dialogue, and providing a “literacy bridge” for emerging readers. So please consider diversifying your reading with an audiobook from the Ridley High School Library! Happy listening.

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New eBooks in the OverDrive Lending Library!

SchoolClosedWith the help of a generous REF grant renewal, our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 175 eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the titles we’ve recently added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel (audiobook)
  • The Fireman by Joe Hill
  • The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
  • The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood, ed.
  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  • With Malice by Eileen Cook

Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out our Collections link with handy shortcuts to Listen Up, Fantastic Fantasy, Noteworthy Nonfiction, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.