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Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Free Library of Philadelphia - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Free Library of Philadelphia
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 683-3213 (Local)
(215) 683-3211 (Fax)
(800) 222-1754 (Toll-Free)
FLPBlind@FreeLibrary.org
http://www.freelibrary.org/lbph

Brief Description

Regional Library.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Staff description: Many volunteers and transitional workers engaged through partnerships.
Geographic area served: Bradford, Cumberland, Lycoming, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Sullivan, York, and all other counties in eastern Pennsylvania as well as all braille readers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware.
Publications: 919 News (newsletter quarterly).

Staff

Keri Wilkins, Director, flpblind@freelibrary.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Public service announcements, special public notices, manuals and directories.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Provides recorded on cassette and in braille and mailed free to registered borrowers. The library also loans large print books and descriptive videos.
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