“They come with a standard AAA battery, so all you have to do is plug in a set of universal headphones, press the start button, and you’re ready to go,” said Jeana Gockley, Children’s Librarian. “With Playaway®, our patrons can enjoy their favorite books practically anywhere, the gym, the grocery store, or even jogging because they don’t skip.“
“A limited number of the new format has been purchased on a trial basis,” explained Collection Development Librarian Linda Cannon, who is in charge of buying books and other items for the library. You can find out what is in the collection by typing “Playaway” in the keyword or subject box in the library’s computerized catalog at joplinpubliclibrary.org.
Some titles offered in the Playaway® format include:
- Eragon by Christopher Paolini
- Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
- Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
- 1776 by David McCullough
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- School’s Out—Forever by James Patterson
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