Buckeye’s public library system recently received two grants totaling $22,000 to develop a collection of children’s audio books and to assist local businesses. The funding came from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the secretary of state.

One grant for $18,000 is to purchase VOX books, which are audio books designed for children. These devices will read the book aloud to the child to enhance listening comprehension without having them rely on smartphones and tablets. Titles will be available in English and Spanish.

An additional $4,000 in grant money is dedicated to business development material and information to help Buckeye residents start or grow their own business.

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