Friday, August 13, 2010

Digital Audio Books @ your Library


Half the size of a deck of cards, Playaway is the simplest and best way to listen to a book on the go and – with no tapes or CDs - can hold up to eighty hours of HD Audio content on each unit.  With every title recorded in HD Audio, Playaway’s audio quality is unsurpassed.  Using clearly marked buttons, Playaway gives listeners the ability to move back and forth within or between chapters and alter the speed of a narrator’s voice.  It even has an automatic bookmark feature that remembers where you left off.  Additionally, Playaway has a universal headphone jack that works with almost any type of headphone or mobility accessory.

“Playaway’s simple functionality and immediate usability separate it from other audio book formats,” said Beverly McFarland, library director.  “With Playaway, our patrons can enjoy best-selling content with first-rate digital audio.”

There are many titles on Playaway, including many selections for children, language learning programs, bestselling adult fiction, and classics.  As the Playaway format is friendly for listeners of all ages, every patron can enjoy the new format.  The Ruidoso Public Library collection includes:
  • Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard
  • Black Money by Ross MacDonald
  • Over the Northern Border by Max Brand
  • Even by Andrew Grant
  • The Zimmerman Telegram by Elizabeth Tuchman
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
“With Playaway, we set out to create a product that was portable, technologically simple and easy to use, and it’s been a perfect fit for libraries,” said Caroline Barni, Director of Marketing + PR, Findaway World.   “In fact, 99% of our current library customers would recommend Playaway to another library.  We are excited to have provided such a welcome audio format for this important channel.” 

For more information about Playaway at Ruidoso Public Library, please contact Jennifer Stubbs, 575-258-3704, or visit  Ruidoso Public Library is a department of the Village of Ruidoso.  We are located at 107 Kansas City Road, behind Village Hall, off Cree Meadows Road.  We are open Mondays-Thursdays 9am to 6pm, Fridays 9am to 4pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.  Please subscribe to our blog at

About the Playaway Format
Playaway is the simplest way to listen to digital content on the go.  It comes with the HD Audio content already pre-loaded on it and a battery to make it play.  Simply plug in earbuds and enjoy.  Each Playaway weighs only two ounces and has a universal jack.

Playaway is Made Possible by Findaway World
Findaway World, a privately held company based in Cleveland, Ohio, is dedicated to delivering simple and immediate access to content consumers want or need. Their latest product, Playaway, is the first digital audio player of its kind, coming pre-loaded with premier content from leading publishers, authors, record labels, and artists.  Learn more about the company and the product at

Ruidoso Public Library
107 Kansas City Road
Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 258-3704