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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 informationTalking Books is located in the Northwest Regional Library.