The McCormick County Library now offers audio books on portable digital players called  Playaways. These small players are each pre-loaded with one book and can easily fit in your pocket. Attach ear buds or your own headphones and you are ready to listen anywhere. The handy, high-tech devices have many advantages. There is no need to juggle multiple CDs, worry about  scratching a disc, or download anything to a device. They can also be connected to the audio jack in your car or to a set of external speakers. Patrons may checkout these audio books two at a time for a period of three weeks. Batteries are included and ear buds may be included for a $3 deposit.


The selection of books available is geared toward children and teens. Just a few of the available titles appear below. You can search the entire collection by visiting the online catalog. Contact the library for more information at 864-852-2821 or


Now available on Playaways at the McCormick County Library:


Princess Academy by Shannon Hale


The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly


Bull Run by Paul Fleischman


Watership Down by Richard Adams


Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner


Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech


American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne