New Entertaining and Educational Offering for Young Readers
Alamance County Public Libraries now offers VOX™ Books to all its patrons
Burlington, NC – July 28, 2022 – Parents and other caregivers are always looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for the children in their care. Thanks to a new offering from ACPL, they won’t need to look far!
VOX™ Books are the world’s first all-in-one read-along: readers can listen to the book while they read through it. VOX Books don’t require CDs, tapes, batteries, devices, or internet access; just press a button and you’re listening and reading! VOX Books can also be used with or without headphones, making them perfect for both solo and group enjoyment.
Alamance County residents can borrow these engaging VOX Books for free. All they need is a library card!
“Library patrons love the fact that the audio is integrated with the text. Kids don’t have a problem keeping up with their place in the story, and having the audio hand-in-hand with the text is important for early readers,” Deana Cunningham, Associate Director of Operations, said. “With more stringent requirements for reading proficiency in early grades, these books will be a welcome tool for parents and teachers to help kids boost their reading skills in a fun and engaging way.”
VOX Books have won awards from parents’ groups, including the 2021 National Parenting Product Award in their Best Books for Kids and Families category, and a 2021 Mom’s Choice Award. A recent review in School Library Journal noted that “Narrators are lively and will keep readers engaged. Educators can use VOX Books to help early or struggling readers learn to pronounce words, hold a book, and turn pages, and practice tracking text from left to right. This is a valuable tool not only for libraries but also for teachers to use in the classroom and for parents to use at home.”