Thursday, November 4, 2010
Carrollton Public Library up for $10,000 prize if community votes online
The success behind this contest lies in the hands of any one libraries’ fan base.
CARROLLTON The Carrollton Public Library is thrilled to announce they are among the top 10 finalists in the nationwide Playaway Picture This Contest, for a chance to win $10,000 for the library.
Out of hundreds of entries, the Carrollton Public Library was selected as a finalist based of their outstanding participation in Playaway’s patron awareness campaign. Playaways are one of the most popular new audiobook formats in the library; providing patrons the portability of a digital audiobook with the grab-and-go convenience of a physical format -- creating the only all-in-one format that makes audiobooks accessible for everyone, regardless of age or ability.
Now it’s up to patrons, friends, and fans of the library to vote and help them win the $10,000 prize. “Our library is one of the top libraries in the country in terms of Playaway usage,” states City Manager Leonard Martin. “We are encouraging all of our citizens to please take a few seconds of their time to cast a vote and help us win some money for our library, and for this technology that our customers love.”
Playaway is the simplest way to listen to digital content on the go. It comes with the audio content already pre-loaded on it and a battery to make it play. The user simply has to plug in earbuds to enjoy. Each Playaway weighs only two ounces and has a universal accessory jack.
“We have been thrilled with the excitement for Playaways that has been shared by patrons and librarians alike” stated Caroline Barni, marketing director of Findaway World. "Giving back to libraries is a way for us to show our appreciation and contribute to all the wonderful things they are providing to their communities every day."
The success behind this contest lies in the hands of any one libraries’ fan base. It all comes down to votes when online voting closes on December 17, 2010, so creating buzz throughout the community is highly encouraged. Contest voting takes place at http://vote.playaway.com/carrollton.
For more information, contact the Carrollton library at 972-466-4800.
Source: City of Carrollton
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