Listen Up! Vermont was the inaugural project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium. This project initially joined together over 80 public and school libraries in Vermont to provide downloadable audio book service through OverDrive.
Downloadable audio books and e-books allow patrons to access a collection any time, and from anywhere, of titles chosen for the Consortium by a selection committee, currently comprised of Kip Roberson, Pierson Library, Shelburne; Joan Lajoie, Richmond Public Library; Karen O’Donnell-Leach, St Johnsbury Athenaeum; and Judy Russell, Fairlee Public Library. Judy Russell is also our Listen Up! Vermont Coordinator and can answer your questions regarding this project (vtaudiobooks[at]gmail.com).
Listen Up! Vermont works with both PCs and Macs as well as many different mobile devices. Currently our collection has: 2,567 audiobooks and 1,873 eBooks.
Our circulation to date is 116,067 for audiobook checkouts and 35,371 for eBook checkouts
Any patron from a member library may access the collection by visiting http://www.listenupvermont.org. Librarians, staff, and trustees of participating libraries (or from libraries interested in participating) may like to keep up with the project by visiting the Listen Up! Vermont blog at http://vtaudiobooks.blogspot.com/.
MARC records are available for member libraries to load into their individual library catalogs.
Are you a Library interested in joining? Contact us at vtaudiobooks[at]gmail.com.
Do you have questions about the service? Please see our Listen Up! Vermont FAQ page.