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Innovation in Children's Books

A new kind of children’s book is coming to The Library, says Library Development Director Melissa Adler.

“As children’s books with CDs are being phased out, read-alongs that have a built-in audio box will be introduced,” she says. “With a push of a button, children can hear the words on the page as they follow the story. The attached player will eliminate scratched and lost CDs.

And, they’re completely portable.”

A $12,100 grant from the Library Foundation Board of Directors will buy about 275 books for this pilot program.

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