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Library offering new VOX books


March 13, 2019

Sweet Home Public Library has put out 72 new children’s VOX books that allow children to listen while they read and look at the pictures.

“We have a collection of picture books and juvenile nonfiction books,” said Director Rose Peda. Each one comes with a device and speaker that plays back audio of the book. “There’s a place in it for headphones so the parents don’t have to listen to the story over and over again.”

Research has shown that when children listen as well as read a book, it improves their comprehension, she said.

“Some of the stories from the patrons that we’...

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