If your middle schooler is getting caught up in listening to something on their iPad, it might be the Hillview Library’s fault. We’ve been growing our audiobook collection since the PTO gave us a generous grant to launch it last Spring. If you want to get your child back, you might try listening to an audiobook as a family. It’s a fun way to make car trips and chores go faster, and a great excuse to cut off any contentious family discussions!

Here are some of the audiobooks from our collection that might work with any age. snickerYour mileage may vary: my second grade daughter loves Tui T. Sutherland’s Wings of Fire series, which is basically a PG version of Game of Thrones with dragons as the main characters. If your kids are all older you might try one of our Juvenile audiobooks, or older teens may enjoy something from our Teen collection.

You’ll find the audiobooks on OverDrive (check the link to the right on this website). Your middle school student’s ID # is the password. More directions can be found on the eBook section of the website. Audiobooks should play on any smartphone or tablet – connect to an external speaker or bluetooth (anyone have the DeathStar speaker? Might make a good holiday gift!).

Many thanks for your generous donations to the Friends of the Library, the Foundation and the PTO. We love our (expensive!) audiobooks!



Some Kind of Courage



Creepy Reads

Night Gardener




True Legend, Mike Lupica


Overcoming Obstacles

Snicker of Magic

The War that Saved My Life

Out of My Mind


echoHistory and Historical Fiction

Brown Girl Dreaming


The War that Saved My Life

Number the Stars

Esperanza Rising




Bud, Not Buddy

The Bad Beginning

Maniac Magee