Read-along books combine picture books with audiobooks for burgeoning readers.
Read-along books are hardcover books with audio built right in. They include speakers and a headphone jack, with audio controls attached to the inside cover of the book. Audio narration includes page navigation.
Find read-along books from Vox Books and Wonder Books in the children's area of each library location-- look for the purple "AUDIO" label. Worthington Libraries card holders can reserve read-along books in the library catalog; they can only be picked up at a Worthington Libraries location. Vox Books can be checked out for 21 days, and renewed up to 10 times if no one is waiting.
Read-along books must be returned to the accounts desk at the library location where they were checked out. The replacement cost for a lost read-along book is $40.00.