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Niagara County deputies read children's books online during pandemic

Members of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office have come up with a way to help  children pass the time during the Covid-19 crisis, while perhaps giving their parents a break, too.

Officers have posted a series of YouTube videos featuring them reading well-known children's books aloud, with the pages and illustrations projected on the screen as they do so.

The seven selections available as of Wednesday included Dr. Seuss' "Fox in Socks" and "There's a Wocket in My Pocket"; Stan and Jan Berenstain's "Bears on Wheels"; Mercer Mayer's "Just Go to Bed" and "I Was So Mad"; "Diego's Buzzing Bee Adventure" by Alison Inches; and "If You Give a Dog a Donut" by Laura Numeroff.

“During this coronavirus shutdown, many of our outreach programs that were previously scheduled have been canceled," acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti said. "Connecting with children is something we all look forward to, and this is one way we can still continue those efforts."

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