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Great Lakes Talking Books Advisory and Outreach Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Great Lakes Talking Books Advisory and Outreach Center
1615 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 228-7697 118 (Local)
tb@greatlakestalkingbooks.org
http://greatlakestalkingbooks.org

Brief Description

Advisory and Outreach Center in the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped network.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM eastern
Clients served on average per year: 600
Geographic area served: Alger, Alpena, Baraga, Chippewa, Crawford, Delta, Dickerson, Goegebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft Counties.

Staff

Pamela Christensen, Librarian

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Great Lakes Talking Books provides audio books on cartridges, Talking Book machines, headphones, and downloadable books, magazines and Braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons. GLTB is an Advisory and Outreach Center (AOC)for the Braille and Talking Book Library in Lansing, MI, which is a Regional Library for the National Library Service. The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)can be used to download audio books on Android, iOS, and Amazon Kindle Fire devices.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Great Lakes Talking Books provides audio books on cartridges, Talking Book machines, headphones, and downloadable books, magazines and Braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons. Children with Learning Disabilities qualify for this service. GLTB is an Advisory and Outreach Center (AOC)for the Braille and Talking Book Library in Lansing, MI, which is a Regional Library for the National Library Service. The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)can be used to download audio books on Android, iOS, and Amazon Kindle Fire devices. Schools and institutions may register for this service as well.
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