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Lee County Talking Books Library, Lee County Library System - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Lee County Talking Books Library, Lee County Library System
1651 Lee Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 533-4780 (Local)
(239) 485-1175 (Fax)
talkingbooks@leegov.com
http://www.lee-county.com/library/progserv/ssvcs/tb.htm

Brief Description

Subregional Library.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Number of staff: 3
Geographic area served: Lee County.
Publications: Newsletter, bibliographies, disability-related resource sheets.

Staff

Karin McLeish-Delgado, Talking Books Library Manager, (239) 533-4782, talkingbooks@leegov.com

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Directs people to assistive technology resources, special recording programs and professional materials and other local disability-related services.
  • Library Services
    • Provides digital audio books for people who are blind or have a physical disability that prevents holding a book or turning a page. The books and the special playback equipment are sent by postage free mail to qualified individuals. An application for service is required.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Provides digital Talking Books and magazines that are recorded for people who need to "hear" their reading due to low vision or a physical disability that prevents holding a book or turning a page. Talking Books are played on special players provided free by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (a division of the Library of Congress). We can also direct you to special programs that record textbooks and professional materials.
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