Students are passionate about audiobooks at St. Francis of Assisi School in West Des Moines, and they love to share this joy with others.  According to their teacher librarian Kerry LeWarne (M.A. 2016), they often come to her and say, “Mrs. LeWarne, listen to this!”  She has found that audiobooks benefit all students at her K-8 school.  Eager readers use audiobooks to immerse themselves in favorite story tellers or to attempt more challenging texts. Reluctant readers are saying, “I finally get it!” after listening to a recording and following along with a printed copy.

Kerry LeWarne
St. Francis of Assisi School - West Des Moines, IA
School Library Studies (MA)