Friday, January 20, 2017

Digital Spotlight: Librivox

Contents: Librivox is a website containing public domain books for free in an audio format. Volunteers donate their time to record the books. The connection contains books from around the word. Users can browse the catalog by author, title, genre, subject, or language. A blog features news items and recent additions to the collection. Users can download the audiobooks on their computer or mobile device.
Classroom Connections: Students and teachers seeking audiobooks will find this free collection to be useful across the curriculum. While it’s best known for its many classic works of literature, it also contains children’s books and nonfiction works. The collection is particularly useful for special needs students and those that learn best through listening.
Featured Digital Objects:
Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin
Aesop for Children
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
In addition to the website, the content is also available through both Apple and Google Play.
To visit the website, go to