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Free Audiobooks for Teens!

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Are you at least 13 years of age and love audiobooks? Join SYNC 2020 and receive 2 free audiobooks every week through July 29, 2020!

Starting April 30, 2020, Teens 13+ can download 2 thematically paired audiobooks each week through SYNC’s free summer audiobook program. You can register for SYNC 2020 at www.audiobooksync.com, and be sure to download Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive through Google and Apple, in order to receive and listen to your free audiobooks!

Sora-appThe free audiobook selections change each week and are only available for download during the weeks that they are scheduled. Don’t miss out on any of the audiobook fun- sign up for text updates by texting “syncYA” to 25827.  

Check out the #audiobookSYNC2020 playlist for audio excerpts of each of the books from the Summer 2020 titles! 

SYNCS Access Details

  • Titles are accessible in Sora, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • Each SYNC audiobook will be available to borrow into your SYNC library for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Titles, once loaded into the app, are yours indefinitely.


Alex Harper is the Assistant Supervisor and Youth Services Team Leader for the Newport Unit of PLYMC.

She loves working with Tweens and Teens and providing school outreach. She runs Project LIT Youngstown, PLYMC’s chapter of Project LIT Community, a national grassroots literacy movement. Alex wholeheartedly believes that books have the power to change the trajectory of one’s life and is committed to ensuring that all young people can find a book that represents their unique story.

When not working, she can be found making things out of yarn, eating ice cream, or taking a nap.