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Special Services, West Virginia Library Commission - AFB Directory Profile

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Special Services, West Virginia Library Commission
Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-4061 (Local)
(304) 558-6016 (Fax)
(800) 642-8674 (Toll-Free)
talkbks@wvlc.lib.wv.us
http://www.librarycommission.wv.gov/services/specialservices/Pages/default.aspx

Brief Description

Regional Library.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 3,000
Number of staff: 5
Staff description: Uses volunteers and senior workers.
Geographic area served: West Virginia. Braille readers receive service from Philadelphia, PA.

Locations

Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library
3100 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Cabell County Public Library
Talking Book Program
455 Ninth Street Plaza
Huntington, WV 25701

West Virginia School for the Blind
301 E. Main Street
Romney, WV 26757

Staff

Donna Calvert, Director, Special Services, donna.b.calvert@wv.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides digital books, digital book machines, large-print books, braille books, downloadable books for blind and physically handicapped persons.
  • Reading Services
    • Newsline.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Loans recorded digital books or magazines, braille books and magazines. Also provides large print books as well as a collection of descriptive videos to patrons. The Library Commission in cooperation with the National Federation of the Blind provides Newsline, an automated newspaper service that offers national and local newspapers via the telephone.
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