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Talking Book Services, Melrose Library Branch - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Talking Book Services, Melrose Library Branch
2607 Salem Turnpike NW
Roanoke, VA 24017-5397
(540) 853-2648 (Local)
(540) 853-1030 (Fax)
(800) 528-2342 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Subregional Library.

Hours of operation: Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Thurs. 12:00 PM-9:00 PM, Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Roanoke Counties and the cities of Clifton Forge, Covington, Roanoke, and Salem.


Gary Rushbrooke, Librarian,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Large-print titles. Products for sale on site.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Has staff available to give overview of services to interested groups.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides local agency newsletters. Provides direct information to customers via e-mail, telephone, fax.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, large-print books, and audiocassettes for blind and physically handicapped persons.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Refers to appropriate agencies on requests.
  • Library Services
    • Offers a wide variety of books and magazines on recorded media. Just a few of the categories you can choose from are adventure, bestsellers, religion, business, children's materials, gardening, history, poetry, sports, travel, and westerns. "TALKING BOOK TOPICS," a bi-monthly catalog of titles, is available in large print, on record, or on cassette.
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