Briggs Libraries has audiobooks to stream for free

December 27, 2018

So many books, so little time! Busy people are discovering audiobooks as a way to keep up with the latest bestsellers and self-help books. Hoopla Digital, the free streaming service offered by Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, is a great way to enjoy a variety of recorded books, anytime, anywhere.

Hoopla Digital offers thousands of audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded to a mobile device for off line listening. Selections include classics such as “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Jane Eyre.” Choose selections from popular authors including James Patterson, Karin Slaughter and Melody Carlson. You can learn while you listen with nonfiction books such as the bestselling biography of Fred Rogers, “The Good Neighbor” or Neil Degrasse Tyson’s “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”

You can totally operate machinery while listening! Whether it’s household chores, your workout of choice, or your daily commute — be it driving or headphones on mass transit — there’s no question that audiobooks help busy readers read more.

To get started with Hoopla Digital, set up a Hoopla account from the Briggs Library web site at www.briggslibrary.com. Click on the Hoopla icon on the right hand side of your screen. You will set up a username and password and log in the first time using your Briggs Library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your card number).

You can listen, watch or read from the device you set up your account with and you can also add the Hoopla app to other devices

Download the Hoopla app from app services such as Google Play or the Apple Store. Use your username and password to access your device account. Enjoy up to six items a month with your account. Everyone in the family with a library card can set up a digital account.

All Briggs Library locations are closed Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day).

The Symmes Valley library, located in the Symmes Valley Multilevel School, is closed through Jan. 1.

The Ironton and Proctorville libraries will close at 5:30 p.m. today. These branches are usually open later on Thursdays.

All locations resume regular hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

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