Anne Arundel County Public Library Brings Integrated Narration to Books

| September 2, 2017
Rams Head

The Anne Arundel County Public Library recently added 400 VOX books to its collection. The new children’s books with integrated audio that help develop strong readers, were funded with part of the proceeds from the Library Foundation’s annual For the Love of the Library event. The popular event raised more than $50,000.

Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration attached inside the front cover.  It’s ready for listening directly from the book — no CD, computer or tablet needed.

The VOX Books combination of audio plus print helps build strong readers by improving:

  • Fluency
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Better understanding of print mechanics and the rules of grammar
  • Motivation from the entertainment factor that makes reading fun

“The VOX books are wildly popular with kids and their families,” says Annapolis Regional Librarian Nisa Popper. “Younger kids can simply enjoy the story and beginning readers can improve their reading skills. When you add in the cool sound effects, these books are definitely winners.”

Your library, better: the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation enhances lives through philanthropy. Since 2006, the library foundation, governed by a Board of Directors of civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders, has secured financial support to ensure the Anne Arundel County Public Library system thrives and is the best it can be. For more information about the Anne Arundel County Library Foundation or to make a donation, call 410-222-7371 or visit www.aacpl.net/foundation.

Severn Bank

Category: Local News, NEWS, Post To FB

About the Author ()

Eye On Annapolis is a community based site focusing strictly on Anne Arundel County. These staff postings are general news postings made by our team of bloggers throughout the day and are not attributed to any one particular staff person.