This Active Learning Center is inexpensive, easy to install, space efficient and sure to be a hit! All you need is 1 ½ inch PVC Pipe and 90 and 45 degree joints to fit your space, PVC Glue, plastic mounting brackets and a handy volunteer! All of the materials can be found at your local hardware store for a very reasonable price.
Whisper Tubes use the same science of a doctor’s stethoscope—sound waves. The sound waves from your voice are trapped inside and vibrate through the tube and then are reflected on the other side to another person’s ear!
In the library, a whisper tube can carry the conversation from a caregiver to child, from a brother to a sister, from tiny customer and a librarian and even between new friends. The conversations are often rich and hilarious or sometimes as simple as the words “I Love You.”
It is a great way to provide an opportunity to Talk in your library!