Posted: Oct 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM [Oct 3, 2012]
New Playaway Format Debuts at Library with Product Demonstration and Giveaways
(YPSILANTI, MI) – The Ypsilanti District Library will be hosting a “Playaway Day” on Saturday, October 6 to introduce the community to a wonderful addition to their audiobook collection. The event will be held at YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road from 10:30 am until noon and then will move to YDL-Michigan, 229 W. Michigan Avenue from 1:00-2:00 pm. The day will feature Playaway tutorials and patron giveaways.
Playaway gives patrons the portability of a digital audiobook with the grab-and-go convenience of a physical format – creating the only format that makes audiobooks accessible for everyone, regardless of age or ability. The format has proved popular among kids who can pair a Playaway with the print edition of a book to improve literacy, busy moms and business travelers who enjoy catching up with the latest bestsellers while on-the-go, and seniors, including the visually impaired, who don’t have to worry about transferring content to a player or learning a new piece of technology.
Each ultra-portable Playaway weighs only two ounces and comes pre-loaded in HD audio with an entire audiobook. Equipped with a universal jack, Playaway can be listened to through earbuds, headphones, and mobile accessories, such as car adapters.
The Ypsilanti District Library carries 650 titles on Playaway, including many selections for children, language learning programs, bestselling adult fiction, and classics. And because Playaway’s format is friendly for listeners of all ages, every patron can enjoy the new format. The Library’s collection includes:
Patrons report that Playaway’s simple functionality and immediate usability separate it from other audio book formats. Please join us on October 6 at either location to learn more about Playaways.
For more information about Playaways at YDL, call 482-4110 ext. 1377 or visit our website www.ypsilibrary.org.
The Ypsilanti District Library’s mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry.