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Do or someone you know have difficulty holding the printed page because of a physical disability? The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC), provides library service to Illinois residents who are unable to read print materials due to a visual or physical impairment. Accessible materials (digital audio and braille books and magazines) are conveniently mailed to you wherever you reside. The program is tax supported so there is never any out-of-pocket expense for postage or materials. The talking book collection contains over 84,000 book titles across all genres, including bestsellers, nonfiction, mysteries, and children’s books. Patrons can access over 70 digital magazines, braille materials, foreign language materials, and descriptive DVDs. And just like your public library, if you can’t find a book in our collection, it may be available via interlibrary loan. Patrons also have access to over 70,000 titles available for download through the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) collection and apps. Each patron receives a free digital player to listen to books. Sturdy, portable, and easy to use, the machines are about the size of a hardcover book. The players have large navigation buttons with built-in audio instructions, and the rechargeable battery lasts over 29 hours so books can be enjoyed on the patio or on the go. Additional features include a headphone jack, a USB port, and sleep and bookmark functions. Reading provides the stimulation and enrichment people need to maintain independence and stay engaged with their communities. After all, reading is for everyone. If you or someone you know could benefit from our program, please call us today at 1-800-426-0709 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Clayton Public Library for a free application.