Talking Books are books and magazines recorded for people who need to “hear” their reading, because of a visual disability or a physical disability that prevents holding a book or turning a page. Talking Books are played on special players provided free by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the Library of Congress.
The books and equipment are mailed postage free to eligible readers from a digital collection that appeals to readers of all ages and interests.
An application is available from the National Library Service, or call the Lee County Talking Books Library at 239-533-4780. The application must be certified by a health care professional.
We also can direct you to local service agencies, such as the Radio Reading Service, where newspapers and magazines are read over a special receiver that is provided to eligible listeners.
Get more information. Talking Books is located in the Northwest Regional Library.