Devices include 14 languages

The Howland Public Library now has hand-held language speaking global translators available for checkout. The 14 languages featured include: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Translations are all displayed in their native characters as well as their Romanized equivalent. Words and phrases are spoken in recorded human voice by a native speaker.

This product was supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St., Beacon. Contact Alison Herrero, adult services librarian, at 845-831-1134.

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