Readin’ on the Run!

Did you know?

Listening to audiobooks is a great way to introduce reading in children who are under the age of 5. Research tells us that by listening to audiobooks, non-readers are able to start comprehending narratives by listening to the way a story is arranged. This is a fundamental skill that will encourage reading comprehension as a child begins deciphering printed words.

Need another reason to check out audiobooks?

If you are planning a last-of-the-summer adventure, say to the South Dakota State Fair, the Corn Palace Festival or to the Black Hills for a camping excursion, pick up an audiobook for the ride. Keep the little ones entertained with a children’s classic, such as Fantastic Mr. Fox or the Little House in the Big Woods. Grab something you’ve wanted to read for a while, such as The Hunger Games or Water for Elephants. We’ve got all kinds of audiobooks from classics by Ernest Hemingway to love stories by Nicholas Sparks, all on CD for your convenience.

The Platte Public Library has more than 150 audiobooks on CD!

Some of our most recent additions include:

This is our Book Club YA read for Sept-Oct.

Anne of Green Gables #2

From the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club

Read by actress Julia Roberts

Listed by Goodreads as Favorite Chick-Lit/Women’s Fiction Books and on the Best 2012 Spring Break Reads

Historical fiction based on Vlad the Impaler aka Count Dracula
International Horror Guild Award Nominee for Best Novel (2005)

We also have these:

Voted Best YA Audiobooks and YA Books to Die for by Goodreads

The film version stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.
The book is listed as one of the Best Books Ever by Goodreads.

Winner of the Best Non-fiction award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards

Read by the fantastic Roald Dahl himself

#2 of the epic Medieval series of The Pillars of the Earth

Goodreads’ Books that Everyone Should Read at Least Once and Best Young Adult Books

Where the Little House books all began…

Voted as one of the Best Non-Fiction (Non-Biography) and Best Books of the Decade: 2000s by Goodreads

One of the Best Teen Books About Real Problems by GR

If you are looking for a tear-jerker, here you go!

Read by The Highwaymen themselves: Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings

On the GR list of Best Non-Fiction War Books and Best Non-Fiction (Non-Biography)

So if you are looking for a new way to “read” here you go!

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