By Reilly Curran
Do you struggle with reading the newspaper because the print is too small? Are you missing your favorite books or authors because you can’t focus for long periods of time? Is it hard to hold a book or turn pages because of hand tremors or arthritis? The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) can keep you reading with free audiobooks.
If you are unable to read standard print because of a condition like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis, WTBBL offers free audiobooks by mail, by download, or mobile app. The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library is a statewide library service for anyone in the state unable to read standard print. Library patrons can borrow an easy-to-use audio player, accessories including headphones and remote control and get books free through the mail or listen any time on your smartphone or tablet.
Our collection includes over 150,000 titles and readers’ advisors are available by phone weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library can also pick books for you when you tell us what authors and types of books you like to read. You can change the number of books you get, or your author or subject preferences anytime by calling or writing the library. Borrowers can receive an audio catalog of the newest books six times a year and can place specific requests using the order form or by phone.
Return your books postage-free and the library will automatically send more for you to enjoy. Getting books from WTBBL is a great way to stay entertained, informed, and connected with your community. For more information or an application for service, please visit wtbbl.org or call 800-542-0866.