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LIBRARY STORY LINES: They do serve a purpose despite X-rated hack

By asoglin
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at 9:50 am in Books, Parenting Issues.

Boy, talk about a misdirected attack. Readers commenting on this story, X-rated content infiltrates Benicia library’s story line for kids, are criticizing parents for substituting dial-in storytelling for books.

Smokey38 says: “Children do not learn to read by listening to a story, They will learn to read by watching mom or dad read the book to them. They can see the pictures and the words together. So sad we have given the raising of our kids over to machines.” More comments.

What about oral storytelling, which pre-dates books? Should parents read to their kids? Yes. Should parents tell stories to their kids? Absolutely. Is there anything wrong with the public libraries offering a way for kids to call-in and listen to APPROPRIATE stories? Heck, no.

How to access the Benicia Public Library dial-a-story.

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