Support :: Message From The President

eBooks, eAudio and Beyond


I guess it comes as no surprise that my grandmother was a librarian when I was growing up in our small town in Tennessee.  I remember fondly reading all the Nancy Drew’s and the Hardy Boys’ I could get my hands on and somewhere along the way I discovered the “Audio Room” at the library.  Now, this was the 1960’s, so picture a fairly small room with hundreds of RPM records.  I bet it smelled great, but I don’t remember that part. What I do remember, is falling in love…and I do mean love…with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the story of Ickabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.  I could listen to it for hours and I probably checked it out dozens of times.  If you have never heard it, I encourage you to do so around Halloween!  Which probably also explains why I had a fascination with Halloween for many years as our son was growing up. 

Fast forward to present day, I am a huge fan of listening to books and podcasts!  I can listen in the car, on a plane, while walking the dog or cooking up a storm for a few friends. It’s relaxing and I get the added bonus of being able to read more books!   

Did you know there are literally tens of thousands of audiobooks available through the library? You will need to download one of two free apps: 3M Cloud Library and/or RB Digital. Enter your library information one time to set up the app and thereafter enjoy searching and access content in just a couple of clicks from your mobile device. Downloadable books automatically delete when the loan period is over, never incur late fees and there is no need to go to the library to get them. Like every service at the library, downloadable audiobooks are free. The library is open seven days a week to answer any questions that you have.

So what are you waiting for?  Grab your device and some headphones and enjoy listening to a new book!


Sue Wagener

President, Friends of the La Jolla/Riford Library