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for the Blind

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Books Aloud - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Books Aloud
150 E. San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95112-3580
(408) 808-2613 (Local)
(408) 808-4625 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Staff description: 40-50 volunteers in addition to 10 paid staff members.
Geographic area served: United States and Canada.


Nancy Consentino, Executive Director
John Leventon, Production Manager,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Over 4,000 titles in the following categories: aviation, biography, classics, children's books, fiction, gothic, health, heritage, history, holiday, home crafts, humor, mystery, nature, poetry, psychic phenomena, psychology, religion and inspiration, romance, science fiction, sea stories, self-help, series, short stories, sports, spy, technology, travel, western.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • The Books Aloud "Reading by Listening" Program provides a wide variety of recorded reading literature to eligible individuals of all ages. We keep the "Magic of Reading" alive for our clients.
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