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Illinois Taking Book Outreach Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Illinois Taking Book Outreach Center
125 Tower Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 734-5210 (Local)
(630) 734-5055 (Fax)
(800) 426-0709 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Subregional Library/Advisory Outreach Center

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 13,000+
Number of staff: 12
Staff description: 7 reader advisors 3 part time clerks 1 outreach librarian 1 director
Geographic area served: all of Illinois outside of the city of Chicago


Rose Chenoweth, Director,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers presentations and exhibits.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, large-print books, and audiocassettes for blind and physically handicapped persons.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Provides a free library service for anyone whose low vision, blindness, physical limitation, or reading disability makes it difficult to read.
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