Vacation Reads and Listens with No Wait

With Memorial Day Weekend around the corner and the school year at an end, it's time to plan for vacation! Use the library's Drive Time Lists to find downloadable audiobook selections to fit your road trip plans, or browse our Family Road Trip Audiobooks collection on Overdrive and the Libby app. If you don't see anything that fits your needs there, try the New audiobook additions, Audiobooks Under Three Hours, or Audiobooks Under Six Hours. If you plan on driving while listening to your downloaded audiobooks, be sure to check your devices and downloads in advance - our How to Listen to Downloadable Audiobooks in Your Car blog post can help if you run in to trouble!

In the mood for vacation music instead? Try Freegal for streaming with no ads, the ability to build your own playlist, and a deep cut catalog. If you're looking for family-friendly selections, try a download from our Downloadable Children's Music for Summer 2023 sampler list, or browse our catalog from this webpage! Hoopla offers thousands of music downloads on their site and app free to FCLS library patrons, but to make searching for children's music easier for parents and educators, we've added all hoopla holdings from Disney, Kidz Bop, and a few other popular publishers from this category into the library catalog. You can even find the Pete the Cat album to download for your vacation listening!

If you're more of a vacation reader than listener, our Instantly Available page is always updating the lists of complete series, author samplers, and more! This page is devoted to materials with no or low wait times for access, so check here first if your place in the holds line seems far away. Another way to lower your wait time on Overdrive and the Libby app is to make sure your email address in the Overdrive and Libby app or website is up-to-date. When wait times run long in Overdrive and Libby, librarians check hoopla to see if a title is available there with no wait, and when this happens, we email patrons to let them know they can skip ahead in line on Overdrive/Libby with these popular titles.