The Kent Memorial Library has announced the receipt of a grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut.

The grant will be used to expand the collection of audio books for children, young adults and adults.

The grant will allow the library to purchase more books on CD than its budget allows and to add some titles in the Playaway format in order to determine if this will be popular with its patrons.

A Playaway is basically an MP3 player preloaded with a book title and packaged with earphones. It can be played in a car as well as slipped into your pocket while you do other activities.