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Free Audio Books for ‘Teens

May 13, 2021

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.

AudioFile began its annual audio book spring/summer program on April 29th. Every Thursday through mid-August, they will release 2 teen audio titles that are downloadable for free for a week. Participants need to get the free Sora app (an Overdrive product) to access these books. This week’s books for Week 3 , May 13 – 19, 2021: has a Rooted in China theme with 2 fiction titles available. Titles are yours indefinitely once you “borrow” them during their 7-day availability window in Sora.

Running April 29 – August 4 2021,  SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week.  Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season.

The Rose Code

May 12, 2021

Kate Quinn has written a gripping novel about Bletchley Park, an estate in London where men and women worked together during WWII to break the secret Enigma code of the Germans. Three young women are featured: Mab, Osla and Beth, each with unique talents. But there is a traitor in BP, who has Beth locked up in a mental institution before she can figure out who it is. Quinn also uses real historical figures in her novel: Alan Turing, the father of artificial intelligence who created “Bombe” machines to enable Enigma codebreaking; Dilly Knox, a brilliant cryptographer who ran the Enigma research team, Winston Churchill, the PM who pays a visit to Bletchley, and Osla’s love interest, who turns out to be Prince Philip. This was a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these codebreakers, who had a huge effect on the success of the Allies. Highly recommended for history buffs.

Preschool Rainbow Activity

May 10, 2021

Join Kate and friends in this video to learn how to make a colorful cardboard rainbow! Learn a rainbow song and listen to a read-aloud of Antoinette Portis’s picture book Wait.

Preschool Fun at Home!

May 8, 2021

Invite your child to make a pair of simple binoculars with items you can find around the house. Follow the steps in our how-to video, and then head outside to explore! Binoculars are the perfect accessory for a springtime nature scavenger hunt.

Just My Luck

May 6, 2021
Title: Just My Luck: A Novel, Author: Adele Parks

The latest title from Adele Parks presents 3 married couples living outside of London. For years they pooled their money and played the lottery each week. When they have a falling out, 2 of the couples decide they won’t participate in the ‘common’ practice of entering the lottery. The remaining couple continues to enter and one week later they win BIG: $17+ million dollars. The tension and friction this inevitably creates is Parks at her best. She weaves the connections and histories together like a master at her loom. Rewinding to the events before the winning ticket, we learn that the friends had long-term grievances and secrets that will determine their future decisions and outcome. Entertaining! This title is available in the audio edition on Hoopla through on our library home page.

Hoopla means no waiting!

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