We know that small-town libraries have shed their image as fusty repositories of moldering encyclopedias and are now
high-tech temples of e-learning, but we were still impressed to find out that at least one library has come up with a
novel way to get teens into libraries: put audiobooks onto iPod Shuffles. We have it on good word that the South
Huntington Public Library in Suffolk County, New York, is doing just that. They apparently have a handful of Shuffles,
pre-loaded with books, and are planning to add more. Given the ongoing
Shuffle shortage (even Apple's online store has a
two-week delay on shipping them), we're surprised that the library has any at all to share; let's hope for their sake
that borrowers don't "forget" to return them.