Summer of Audio 2023

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Savor the summer with books in audio. Bookshare’s has a new collection of human-narrated audiobooks, as well as many other books with text-to-speech audio with on-screen text.

Why audio?

Audiobooks are the perfect summer companion. Take one with you on the way to the beach, listen while cooking a meal, or sit outside and enjoy a story with glass of lemonade. Listening to stories read by amazing narrators is a great way to pass the time for readers of all ages.


How to Participate

  • Make sure you or your school is signed up for a Bookshare membership
  • Find cool audiobooks (see below)
  • Start reading when summer vacation begins
  • Share what you’re reading on social media and use #SummerOfAudio


Human-Narrated Audiobooks Are Here

You asked for it! For the first time ever, Bookshare members can listen to over 9,000 audiobooks read by actors, authors, and celebrities. From How to Train Your Dragon and Harry Potter to Twilight and The Keeper of Lost Things, enjoy stories for every age and interest read by professional narrators. Download books in either MP3 or DAISY Audio format and listen on almost any device, including Alexa-enabled smart speakers and devices. Learn how to download and read human-narrated audiobooks.


Handpicked Summer Reads in More Formats

Want to read ebooks in other formats like text-to-speech audio with highlighted text, large font, or braille? Find more handpicked summer reading lists for all ages.

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Read on Smart Speakers

Try reading your summer books with Bookshare Reader for smart speakers. Bookshare Reader combines the ease and convenience of voice-enabled tools like Alexa with access to our new collection of human-narrated audiobooks and millions of other ebooks. Learn how read on smart speakers.

Note: Bookshare Reader is currently available to Individual Members. Learn how to get students an Individual Membership.


Not a Bookshare Member Yet?

Get access to Bookshare's summer reading books and many more. Join today! 


Transition Resources

As the end of the school year approaches, students and teachers will be getting ready for their next transition. Whether your students are moving to a new grade, a new school, or life after school, you can make sure your students have the tools they need to be readers for life with these useful resources.