Public Libraries

New In Syndetics Unbound: Audio Clips

Syndetics Unbound has released Audio Clips, part of the Look Inside element, which allows users to listen to a snippet of the audiobook. This enhancement includes an audio player that contains a sample sound bite from the audiobook, so that patrons can hear an excerpt. Audio Clips give patrons the chance to discover the narration of a title they may be interested in, and is another useful way to curate their reading list.

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The Summer Slide and What One Library is Doing to Fight It

Experts suggest summer learning loss – also known as the summer slide – can lead to students losing up to one-third of the coursework they learned during the school year. It’s a statistic that has one public library working to support student learning year-round. Summer break is often bursting with sounds of kids letting loose, families enjoying each other’s company, and friends spending adventure-laden days in the sun. Summertime in many households means school’s out and schoolwork is not in.

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