The time has come once again, audiobook lovers! SYNC, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive’s Sora student reading app, returns this Thursday, April 29.

Now in its 12th year, SYNC is a summer reading program targeted at teens aged 13 and older. The program provides two thematically paired audiobooks for checkout each week, for free, to every registered listener, for 14 weeks. That equals out to 28 free books over the course of the program — a great way to keep your students reading and learning, even if they might not be in class.

REGISTER FOR SYNC

Using Sora to access SYNC

Here are a few tips for using Sora to access SYNC, whether you’re new to the app or an expert user.

How do I set up Sora? (For new users)

  1. Download Sora from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com in your browser.
  2. In Sora, tap I have a setup code (at the bottom of the screen).
  3. Enter this setup code: audiobooksync.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.
  5. Tap Explore (at the bottom of the screen) to see the week’s featured titles

I already use Sora for school. How do I add SYNC titles?

If you already use Sora, you’ll need to add the SYNC program’s library. Here are the steps:

  1. In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
  2. Select Add a library.
  3. Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.

Once the titles have been added to your shelf in Sora, you can listen to them again and again, for as long as you want – just make sure you don’t return them!

For answers to more common questions about SYNC, check out the FAQS.

Learn more about SYNC with our on-demand webcast

Join Michele and Francisca from AudioFile and Lisa Mullins from OverDrive for this webinar, where they’ll discuss the benefits of audiobooks, talk about this year’s weekly SYNC offerings and demonstrate how to access the titles with Sora.

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens 2020 title list

For an in-depth look at the 28 titles that will be available through SYNC in Sora in 2021, check out the full title list.

Here’s what’s on tap for week one:

Happy reading!