No time to read? Come watch, listen and learn how to access thousands of audio titles using your computer and your library card for FREE! Local public libraries in Bartlett, Conway, Effingham, Freedom, Jackson, Madison, North Conway, and Tamworth all belong to the New Hampshire Downloadable Audio Books consortium, a partnership with the New Hampshire State Library.
On Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM Jenn Mashiak will offer a hands-on New Hampshire Downloadable Audio Book training at the library.
New Hampshire Downloadable Audio Books’ digital library has nearly 2000 titles to choose from. The collection spans nearly every genre and has something for all age groups, children through adults. This wonderful audio library lets you download any audio book to listen on your personal PC, transfer to a MP3 player, and some selections can be burned on a CD. Don’t have a MP3 player? No problem, Cook Memorial Library has two available for patrons to borrow.
At the present time, due to publishers’ requirements for copyright protection and digital rights management, the downloadable audio books will not work on macs or iPods (As of April 2009, it now has a hundred titles that are compatible with iPods.) Visit your library or the New Hampshire Downloadable Audio Books Web site for more instructions and to find a list of compatible MP3 players.

For more information about the training program on April 30, contact the Cook Memorial Library at 323-8510 or

How to use the Downloadable Audios
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