How can we encourage the continuous love of reading in reluctant readers? The PLAYAWAY!
Staci Thomas, Amelia Earhart librarian, has created a safe haven in the library for students of all personalities and abilities. Book displays, furniture arrangements, and book advertising are all key components designed to promote books and learning for all types of students. A Playaway is a pre-loaded audiobook that students can hold in their hand and that gives them hours of listening anytime, anywhere.
Students can listen to Playaway books read aloud at their choice of pace, have the ability to go forward or backward in the story, and they can adjust the volume. No other device, download or WIFI connection is needed to make them work. These digital tools allow students equal access to technology in the form of digital literacy, as well as promote reading while increasing book circulation among students.