The Childrens' Department Keeps Growing

The library was awarded 2 grants this year to expand the collection and programming within the youth and teen department. The first grant was the Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With this grant we were able to purchase over 165 books that highlighted the diversity in our growing community. We were also able to purchase supplies for more programming that celebrates the diversity within our community.

The second grant that we were awarded was the Mary J. Ritter award from the Detroit Metro Book and Author Society. With this grant we were able to purchase a selection of audiobooks for the children’s department. This is a very unique selection of VOX Books and Playaways that we hope will be beneficial to our


Check out our brand new selection of VOX Books! VOX Books are printed books that provide full professional audio narration using a unique audio reader attached to the book. Studies have shown that VOX Books users improve their reading comprehension by 75% and improve their reading accuracy by over 50%.


Playaway books are all-in-one audiobooks that are now available at the library. All you need are headphones to connect to great stories anytime, anywhere. This is an excellent option for readers of any level. Students can listen and comprehend 2 grade levels above their reading level.


The “Read by Grade Three” law goes into effect beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Students who are more than a grade behind in their reading level may repeat the third grade. The following links will help kids catch up, or find books at their reading level.

Learn More about Read by Grade 3
Link to Reading Rockets website
Help for Struggling Readers
Link to Reading Tips to Go website
Reading Tips sent to your phone in either English or Spanish


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