Free Summer Audiobooks

SYNC Summer 2011 has launched with 16 free YA & Classic books!

The first YA novel / Summer Reading Classic pairing  is available June 23 – June 29
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

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These upcoming titles will be of particular interest to readers of this blog:

Available July 7 – July 13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Available July 21 – July 27
Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Available August 11 – August 17
The Cay by Theodore Taylor

complete list
(Remember to complete the entire process to secure the final MP3. You have from June 23 – June 29 to download the MP3 audiobooks below, but there is no hurry to listen to it–the title does not expire.)


It’s really fRee!

Among the free things list in the Woman’s Day article “Surprising things you can get for free” is free language lessons! Here’s what they say:

Want to learn the basics of practical spoken Spanish? Sign up (some classes are 12 weeks) and you’ll get weekly e-mails from a teacher with lessons and learning tips. You can also learn French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Mandarin Chinese and more. Go to

Why’s it free? The BBC, one of the world’s largest broadcasting corporations, is on a mission to enrich people’s lives with programs and services that inform, educate and entertain.

Free Colts DVD

The community relations department of the 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts has free copies of a DVD featuring head coach Tony Dungy and several players discussing how their faith impacts their football careers.
  A limited number of complimentary copies of “Faith & Football” are available to churches and non-profit organizations.

The order form is available on the Colts Web site.

Free Resources

Colorín Colorado is pleased to offer free print guides created for parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to improve the reading achievement of children. You’re welcome to download and print these guides for your own use or to distribute to others.  I think they did mean to mention librarians as well!