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Public library ‘Playaway Days’ will have patrons listening

The LaGrange County Public Library will be hosting a “Playaway Day” on Tuesday, May 2, to introduce the community to a new addition to the library’s audiobook collection. The event will be held from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the LaGrange County Public Library at 203 W. Spring St. in LaGrange, Indiana, and 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.

“Playaway’s simple functionality and immediate usability separate it from other audio book formats,” said Library Director Richard Kuster.  “With Playaway, our patrons can enjoy best-selling content with first-rate digital audio.”

The library is carrying about 65 titles on Playaway, including selections for young adults, popular adult fiction, and classics.  And because Playaway’s format is friendly for listeners of all ages, every patron can enjoy the new format.

For more information about the upcoming Playaway Day at the LaGrange County Public Library, call 260-463-2841.