I recently read an article about the increasing interest in audiobooks. The headline of the article I read shared that nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks. I have also noticed increased requests and interest in audiobooks for students at Northwest AEA. One of the ways media has addressed this need is purchasing digital audiobooks that can be listened to on any device and downloaded so Internet access is not required. Some of the purchased content is only for students served by Northwest Area Education Agency. Other audiobooks have been purchased by a statewide consortium and are available to every student attending an accredited school in Iowa.

These resources can be accessed by going to MackinVia’s site. If you haven’t used the site before, you’ll initially access the site by using your building’s Iowa AEA Online username/password. After that, you’ll probably want to create your personal username and password.

In addition to digital audiobooks, you’ll also have access to e-books. To see just the audiobooks, you can click on the audiobook tab on the left side of the page. I’ve also created a list of all the available audiobooks in MackinVia.  As always, if you have questions, please ask me at pbuysman@nwaea.org