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Forum staff reports, Published October 20 2010

ND VISTAs to collect donated books

AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America members in North Dakota will collect donated books and register individuals to take part in the VoiceBook Project on Saturday at the West Fargo Library and at Youthworks in Fargo.

The VoiceBook Project, involves an adult selecting a children’s book and being recorded reading it. The book and the recording are then given to a child.

The project was formed with parents who are unable to be near their children in mind. The absence could be for a variety of reasons, from military service, incarceration, job-related travel, or not living in the same home as the child. The project’s aim is to give those parents and children a way to be closer through storytelling.

For more information, call Aaron Bach at (701) 231-7569 or visit www.RSVPNorthDakota.org/voicebook.html.