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New picture book app entrances young readers

on Feb 23, 2022

Another portable application is transforming picture books into intuitive encounters for a portion of the area's more youthful readers.

The Greenwood Public Library presented the iVOX application toward the start of the year, including 25 books supporters can look at. The library uncovered the application to readers following the effective presentation of actual VOX books, which incorporate picture books and true to life contributions, for the most part for youngsters. The books incorporate a sound part incorporated into them, so readers can play, stop or rewind the verbally expressed words as they read along, said Katie Friedericks, youngsters' bookkeeper at the library.

The library found out with regards to the VOX books through other library frameworks that had additionally requested them, for example, the Johnson County Public Library and Indianapolis Public Library, she said.

“They’ve been really popular. … There’s an audiobook built in but they can be returned to the book drop. We’ve had no issues with the technology,” Friedericks said. “We have some books about animals (and) science. We have bilingual VOX books — we have a pretty big selection of those.”

VOX books likewise incorporate Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Korean, Tagalog, Russian and Mandarin for unknown dialect students, she said.

Given the accomplishment of the books, the library began offering books on the iVOX application recently. Greenwood library benefactors can look over 25 books, including various picture books and books for preschool and grade school understudies regarding different creatures. Those titles incorporate "The Lochness Monster," "Wolverine versus Honey Badger," "I Love You Too, I Love You Three" and grant winning "Cloud Chase," among others.

The application won the 2021 National Parenting Product grant for Best Apps for Kids and Families, and the 2021 Mom's Choice Award for Best Apps and Software, as indicated by a Greenwood Public Library news discharge.

Whenever a benefactor downloads the iVOX application, accessible for both iPhone and Android clients, they will be requested their library card number, after which they can open a book on their telephones. The application shows the words with sound and pictures, and the pages wake up, with moving pictures ascending from the book as activity. The application additionally permits numerous individuals to look at a book for synchronous use, Friedericks said.

The Johnson County Public Library is additionally wanting to reveal the iVOX application soon, however advanced administrations director Erin Kirchoff didn't indicate a date. The library likewise offers in excess of 200 VOX books, she said in an email.

“The iVOX titles are a combination of e-books, audiobooks and virtual pop-ups, allowing kids to follow the stories while interacting with 3D scenes and characters,” Kirchhoff said. “A great feature is that books can be downloaded and listened to at home, in the car, anywhere they’d like.”

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