For Immediate Release
Library's collection of portable readalongs empowers young readers
Fredericksburg, Virginia, October 8, 2019 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) has added portable readalong storybooks to its collection.

These all-in-one picture books have audio built right in, with preloaded sound players permanently attached to the front cover of kid-tough books. The speakers are loud enough for group listening, and an earphone jack is available for individual use.
"These new readalongs are amazing! You don't need internet access or a computer to make them work. There are no CDs to keep track of. Just press play and children will be encouraged to learn to read, to practice their reading, and to just make reading fun."
Darcie Caswell, CRRL Youth Services Coordinator
These rechargeable devices last for more than one hundred listens between charging.

Customers can place readalongs on hold by searching "portable readalongs" in the library catalog. The library offers additional digital readalong resources through its subscriptions to two online databases. Early World of Learning offers readalong stories in English and Spanish. Overdrive also offers more than 100 readalong titles as eBooks.
Contact: 
Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager
FOR MEDIA ONLY
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For more information, contact Director Martha Hutzel,  martha.hutzel@crrl.org, 540-372-1144 x7003.

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