Introducing Yoto Players & Cards

yoto bundles, yoto player and curated cards with some covers of cards and an image of a player

Elgin County Library is pleased to announce the launch of two new collections: Yoto Bundles and Yoto Cards. The purpose of this pilot project is to bring a new and exciting screen-free smart audio player, the Yoto Player, to young children to engage them in reading in an audiobook format.

What are Yoto Players?

Yoto Players are a new and exciting screen-free smart audio player. They allow young children to engage in reading in an audiobook format independently by inserting a Yoto Card into the player to listen aloud or with headphones. Yoto Players have simple controls for ease of use by children. 

Find out more about Yoto Players from the people who make them: Yoto – The Screen Free Audio Player for Children website

Can Yoto Cards be used without the Yoto Player?

Yes! Yoto Cards can be played on your mobile device by using the Yoto app and Near Field Communication (NFC).

What is in a Yoto bundle?

A bundle includes a Yoto audio player and 6-8 curated cards that include stories, activities, and music. All of the cards in the bundles are also available to borrow just as Yoto Cards too!

"Our family borrowed a Yoto Player from our local library branch earlier this year. It was such an easy process to reserve a player as well as some accompanying cards through the library’s online catalogue. With a wide variety of cards to choose from, it was easy to find books that were age appropriate for our daughter. My husband and I love that the Yoto Player is simple enough for our two-year-old to navigate on her own. Thank you to the Elgin County Library for continuing to provide our family with modern day resources to continue our love of reading.”

Do you work at another Library and want to ask us about our Yoto Collection? Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you with some details!

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