The Key Word Is: Register

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 16, 2020
SYNC’s eleventh season opens with a pair of free downloads in just two weeks! To make sure you and everyone you know who wants to collect personal copies of any or all of the 26 audiobooks we’re featuring this year, it’s now time to register.

I Still Have Questions about SYNC!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Three more weeks! And we know you still have questions. Some are about accessing free audiobooks for teens during the program and other questions we are hearing include: why for teenage listeners?

Answers to Access Questions for SYNC 2020

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 2, 2020
Can you believe the annual SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program returns in just four weeks? Whether you are new to SYNC or have been with us across our past decade, you may have questions about how you and your teens will be accessing this year’s free audiobooks. We have answers!

Technology Update: Mac Access to SYNC Downloads

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, October 17, 2019
In recent weeks, we have been hearing increased concerns from SYNC fans about how recent changes in technology may affect your previously downloaded SYNC audiobooks, and/or affect future access to our annual summer program. To address your concerns, we bring you this update which contains information pulled from a variety of relevant sources.

Support Beyond Free Audiobooks

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Friday, April 19, 2019
With less than a week to go before SYNC 2019's opening day on April 25, we have some bells and whistles to share. First of all, if you have any questions about the OverDrive interface needed to access the 28 free audiobooks throughout the summer, be sure to register for next week's free webinar. If you're in a position to help others with access issues, the webinar will also be helpful as we'll explain some of the "why's" you might be asked.

Be Prepared to Share Downloading Help

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 29, 2018
SYNC's partner OverDrive provides the technology for our summer program. Understanding how to make the best use of OverDrive is important to successful downloading of 2018's 26 free audiobooks.

What's Next?

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, August 17, 2017
It's a wrap! Over the past 16 weeks, you've had the opportunity to download 32 free audiobooks to keep forever, and now we want to hear more from you.

Audiobooks and SYNC are for avid readers too

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 6, 2017
If you aren't an avid audiobook listener yourself and you're new to SYNC, you might wonder if the teens in your own life "need" audiobooks. Others experiences and considerable research show that the answer is "yes."

SYNC 2017 by the numbers

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 23, 2017
We’re hearing how excited you are about AudiobookSYNC17. You know we are, too. As we put the finishing technical touches on a grand season that will be 16 weeks long, we've noticed some startling figures. How much audiobook time is included in those 32 audiobooks? The math kind of bowled us over. See how it sounds (oops, pun) to you:

Refresh your OverDrive app skills

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Friday, March 10, 2017
We all know there are going to be questions about how to download, store, transfer, and use our SYNC titles as soon as the new season opens. To help all of you help others, OverDrive is hosting a brief webinar on 30 March so we can discuss application updates and more.

Put Your SYNC16 Plans into High Gear!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 28, 2016
With just one week to go before our all new, 15-week season opens on May 5, let's touch on some tips and tricks to help you and your teens make this a successful season of free audiobook listening.

Your Ideas Continue to Lead to Our Actions!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thanks for your ongoing generosity with ideas, images, and descriptions of how you would like to and how you already do promote teen access to FREE audiobooks all summer! Both our Twitter (@audiobookSYNC) and our Facebook page (SYNC: Audiobooks for Teens) are rich with suggestions you all are making or showing.

Tips, Tools, and Training

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
We're excited to see so much enthusiasm in social media from AudiobookSYNC veterans who know just how they are planning to make use of the 2016 program locally. To help those of you who are newer to it, this post offers several places where you can find help or inspiration.

Thank you, AudiobookSYNC sponsors

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 24, 2016
As we prepare to open our seventh AudiobookSYNC season, we know you are preparing programs and displays to help get out the word about a summer full of free audiobooks for teens.

We've got titles for 2016!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Friday, October 30, 2015
While you've been listening to all the audiobooks you downloaded through the AudiobookSYNC program during this past summer, we've begun working on next summer's list.

Keep your OverDrive app up to date!

Written by Michele Cobb on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

If you're a librarian in a public or school setting, whether or not your library subscribes to OverDrive, be sure your community understands how to update apps in general and why it's a necessary housekeeping task.  The OverDrive app is, of course free; however, any app you have obtained legally includes access to its latest updates for free.  You don't have to acquire it again, just update it, the way you make sure that you've checked for the latest weather news instead of assuming last summer's forecast remains in effect.

Week 6: Mother Nature

Written by Michele Cobb on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This week Mother Nature and the audiobook narrators Henry Leyva and Richard Davidson take us into dangers at sea and have us right where they want us--wrapped right up in the challenges faced by these books' protagonists.

Final countdown to SYNC 2015!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Are you ready?  Have you made sure the teens you know are all set to take part in this free program that, over the course of the summer (starting tomorrow!) gives them the opportunity to download, listen to, and keep 28 audiobooks?

Start spreadin' the news!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April is here so that means SYNC's new 2015 season begins next month!  We are hearing buzz about it in some wonderful quarters and hope you'll share with us how you are getting out word to the teens in your own community. 


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