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Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
6030 Monticello Drive
Montgomery, AL 36130-6000
(334) 213-3906 (Local)
(334) 213-3993 (Fax)
(800) 392-5671 (Toll-Free)
bph@apls.state.al.us
http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/?q=Blind

Brief Description

APLS/BPH is part of the National Library Service network system and a division within the Alabama Public Library Service, the state library. It provides recreational and basic reference needs in special format materials.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 6900
Number of staff: 7
Staff description: Regional librarian (1); reader advisors (3); library technician (1); warehouse workers (2).
Geographic area served: Alabama (62 of 67 counties)
Publications: WHAT'S LINE (quarterly newsletter)

Staff

Angela Fisher-Hall, Librarian, afisherhall@apls.state.al.us

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information on related organizations and agencies.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides recreational and some basic reference materials in special format for those who qualify.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to local, state and national organizations and agencies.
  • Library Services
    • Offers children's, juvenile and young adult books in braille, print/braille and recorded cassette. Offers Summer Reading Program opportunity.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers opportunities for leisure reading.
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