• By April Mittelstaedt
  • Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Not Just Books: Read-Alongs (fun for ages 3+)

Listen and explore with different types of audio-enhanced books!

The library may be known as a place for free, fun programs and interesting books, but did you know you can find more than just books at the library? It's true! You can find a quick summary of our fun, not-book items by visiting this page.

Walkertown Branch Library has a variety of audio-enhanced books available to borrow. AV² have computer-based audiobooks that have been translated into 12 languages. Wonderplay and VOX books have built-in audio-devices, no CD-player required. Traditional read-alongs come with a CD that includes an audiobook or fun tracks to listen to while you read.


What's Inside

AV²

  • One book
  • Online audio/visual book translated into 12 languages

Wonderbooks

  • One book
  • Wonderplay device affixed to the inside front cover
    • Device charges with a standard Micro-USB
    • Chargers are available for use at the library, but cannot be checked out

VOX Books

  • One book
  • VOX device affixed to the inside front cover
    • Device charges with a propietary charger
    • Chargers are available for use at the library, but cannot be checked out

CD Read-Along

  • One book
  • One CD

Borrowing Information

How can they be borrowed?
They can be found in a wooden trough above the picture books at Walkertown Branch Library and patrons of any age can check them out with a library card in good standing. They have orange stickers that say "Read-Along" with different pictograms to depict the type.
If you would like to update or apply for a library card, you can find more information here.
How long can they be borrowed?
All read-alongs can be checked out for three weeks and can be renewed four times.
They can be placed on hold and you can click here to see which read-along books are available at Walkertown Branch Library or here for read-along books available across Forsyth County Public Libraries.
How can they be returned?
They can be returned to book drops outside or to indoor book returns at any Forsyth County Public Library (or any NC Cardinal location).

Webstory and HTML Content by April Mittelstaedt 2021

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