By Christine Tuttle
Special Services Supervisor
Outreach Librarian, Talking Book Library
Do you have trouble reading print this small?
Do you know someone who is struggling to read standard size print, is unable to handle a book, or turn the pages?
Did you know that there is an available service to help with these needs?
The Arizona Talking Book Library (www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks) provides these services to all Arizona residents who are blind, visually impaired, or physically disabled. Applications for individuals and facilities are completed and signed by a certifying authority and returned to the library. Applications may be downloaded to complete and return to the library or call the library at 602-255-5578 for one to be mailed to you.
Are you searching for an opportunity to volunteer?
The Talking Book Library has many volunteer opportunities available within the metro areas and throughout the state. Commitments range from a few sessions a year to a weekly commitment that will continue for several months. For questions, please email the Volunteer Manager. Detailed descriptions of each position and their length of commitment are posted on the website.
Would you like someone to address your agency or organization?
Outreach provides workshops for professionals and the public throughout the year. The Talking Book Library also attends community and health fairs throughout the state. Please contact the Outreach Librarian to see when the library can conduct a workshop for you.
Would you like to tour the Talking Book Library?
The public is always welcome to come and tour this unique library. Tours are available Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Please contact the Outreach Librarian for scheduling. The Arizona Talking Book Library can be reached at 602-255-5578 or http://www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks/contact
Arizona Talking Book Library, 1030 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix