The Elm Grove Public Library, established and supported by the citizens of Elm Grove, provides access to library facilities, resources, and services necessary to meet the informational, educational, and leisure needs of all the people in the community. It assembles, preserves, and administers an organized collection of print and non-print materials to fill those needs. It places special emphasis on stimulating interest and life-long appreciation for reading and learning among children and adults alike
When it comes to audiobook formats, Playaway can't be beat!
Unlike CDs, audio cassettes or downloads, Playaway does not need a separate player. Instead, Playaway is a small device (about the size of the deck of cards) that comes pre-loaded and ready to use with one audiobook per device—making them simple for you to use.
Who's Playaway For?
- Kids: Improve literacy and comprehension when pairing with the print edition
- Seniors: No need for technical knowledge
- Visually impaired users: Simple, immediate access to the best in literature
- Busy parents, professionals, commuters: No downloads or internet needed
Stop by the library and give this new technology a try!
Here is a small sample of the latest Playaway titles:
It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas. The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems. When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating all evidence-including the witnesses-Lincoln's investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.
Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him.