Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

Do you or someone you know have trouble reading print?

Although your Marshall-Lyon County Library has great physical and digital collections of large print books and audiobooks, there is another library service that we want you to know about!

Free braille and audio services are available for those with visual, physical, or reading disabilities through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library located in Faribault, MN.

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library is part of a national program that receives materials from the Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.

 

Who: Preschool age children through seniors can qualify.  Individuals who have difficulty reading standard print due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities may eligible.

What: The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library will mail materials out via the U.S. Postal Service.  They also have a growing online platform that users can access.  They have materials in audio, Braille, and large print formats.

How: To apply for service, download and complete an NLS Application for Free Library Service.  Have a question with the application?  Call your local library!  We’d be happy to assist you.  Librarians can sign off on an application as a “certifying authority” as well.

 

The best part?  You don’t have to choose between libraries.  If eligible for service from the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library, you can still use your local library.  This means that you have access to double the amount of materials!

 

Have questions?  Call your local library or visit https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/mbtbl/index.htm for more information.

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