Palm Beach County Library System Offers Children & Teens Big Print Books

The Palm Beach County Library System’s Children & Teens Services section has a new big print books collection in the Juvenile Fiction and Young Adult sections. While big print and standard print books look the same from the outside, they are different on the inside. Big print books are a similar size and weight as standard print editions, but they have a larger font size, fewer words and lines per page and clearer contrast between text and the background of the paper.

Teachers said students reading below grade level showed better comprehension and retention with big print books. According to a recent study, big print can be the key to growing reading skills and helping striving readers who struggle with standard print. When given the opportunity to choose their preferred reading format, students responded positively to big print.