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Valley alive with the sound of books

A growing number of borrowers from Clarence Valley libraries have discovered the expanding collection of eBooks and talking books available to download from the library website. According to regional librarian, Kathryn Breward, the eAudio books supplied through OneClickdigital in particular had established themselves as a popular alternative to those wishing to listen to their favourite title while relaxing, working around the house or travelling. OneClickdigital is an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudio books including best-sellers, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more and download them to their listening device. “Valley library members have free access to eAudio books at home, in the library or on the go and they are enjoying the experience,” Ms Breward said. “Each month we see around 150 eAudio books being downloaded from our website, and we have over 400 borrowers tapping into this service. “It is a popular collection that adds more than 1500 titles to our physical collection of talking books on CD and MP3.” Ms Breward said a diverse range of community members were listening to talking books. “While talking books are invaluable to the vision impaired or housebound library member, they are also a great way to share a book with friends and family and an enjoyable listen on a long road trip or even a daily commute,” she said. Details on how to access OneClickdigital may be found at or see a library staff member at your nearest Valley library.