SYNC Returning for Summer 2022

Free Summer Audiobook Program for Teens 13+

Returning Spring 2022, SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week. Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season.

If you have teens who visit your library, feel free to share the information about the SYNC program with them. The Digital Resources Committee is not actively promoting SYNC. We are sharing this information in case you would like to share it directly with your customers.

**Even though the SYNC program runs on the Sora app, it is not connected to a teen’s school account so consequently it is not connected to the public library’s OverDrive collection.

Access Details

  • Titles are accessible in Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive.
    • Sora is available in your browser at soraapp.com, or as an app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
    • Each SYNC audiobook will be featured in Sora for a window of 7 days.
    • Titles are yours indefinitely once you “borrow” them during their 7-day availability window in Sora.

The SYNC program will only work with Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. You don’t need to be affiliated with a school to use Sora with the SYNC program.

First register for SYNC.

Then set up Sora.

How do I set up Sora? 

  1. Download Sora from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com in your browser.
    1. In Sora, tap I have a setup code (at the bottom of the screen).
    1. Enter this setup code: audiobooksync and tap Get Started!
    1. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.
    1. Tap Explore (at the bottom of the screen) to see the week’s featured titles [SYNC 2022 starts April 28]

I already use Sora for school. How do I add SYNC titles? If you already use Sora, you’ll need to add the SYNC program’s library. Here are the steps:

  1. In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
    1. Select Add library.
    1. Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.
    1. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.

For more details about the SYNC program, visit AudioFile’s SYNC FAQ Page

Staff can also attend the AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens training on April 26, 2022. You can register for the training here.

~ Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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E-Magazines

As we are heading into the final month of summer I wanted to draw your attention to Flipster.

Flipster is great for those not so careful patrons (or librarians;)) who want to take along popular magazines to the beach or poolside.

Flipster Apps

With 71 popular titles, everyone is sure to find the perfect light reading for their end of summer vacations!

Gabi B. – Robinson Library

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