March 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

SYNC Offers Free YA Audiobooks All Summer

SYNC is back in session again this year, offering two free complete YA audiobook downloads every week from May 30 to August 21. This is the third year for the program in which a contemporary young adult audiobook is paired thematically with a classic audiobook title.

MP3 titles can be downloaded for free (through the OverDrive Media Console, compatible for both Mac and Windows), for a period of seven days, although once downloaded, titles can be listened to at any time.

The first two weeks of the schedule are as follows:

May 30 to June 5, 2013
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, read by Rebecca Gibel (AudioGO)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, read by full cast (AudioGO)

June 6 to June 12, 2013
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren (HarperAudio)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Audio)

“Programs like SYNC are a wonderful way to introduce both educators and children to audiobooks as a tool to help promote reading and literacy skills,” narrator Katherine Kellgren tells School Library Journal. “I think the structure of SYNC is really amazing as well.”

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity for free content! And stay tuned to for our candid Q&A with Katherine Kellgren appearing later this month.

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