Books about books and books about libraries for National Library Week!
Would you like to join us for book club? Stop in a pick up a book and join us for the discussion on April 16th at 6 pm.
This months book club read is
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin’s orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously–and at great risk–documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.
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2 free audiobooks every week for 13 weeks starting April 26th
SYNC: FREE AUDIOBOOKS FOR TEENS ENCOURAGES LISTENING Portland, Maine, February 28, 2018–
With audiobook availability and listening on the rise, the SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its ninth year on April 26th. “This summer’s list will entice teens of many different tastes to experiment with new titles in this growing format. We are pleased to have such a quality list to share!” says AudioFile Magazine Founder Robin Whitten.
Teens, librarians, club leaders, and educators may sign up for email or text alerts about these FREE offerings and can learn more at www.audiobooksync.com. Any individual may participate by downloading the OverDrive App to their device of choice and returning to the SYNC website each Thursday after 7am Eastern Time to download the new audiobook pair for the week. Each title is available to download for one week only, but once downloaded may be kept by the recipient. Teens can build their listening collections and experience literature in a new way. Authors include Kwame Alexander, Jazz Jennings and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
SYNC makes available two themed audiobook downloads every week, at no cost, to every registered listener, all summer. In 2018, 26 titles will be given away through the 13-week-long season. During the summer of 2017, the SYNC program gave away nearly 178,000 downloads to almost 28,000 participants.
See more details here at Sync