About half of Detroiters who can’t read because they are blind or have another disability have been served by an agency outside of the city of Detroit … until now.
The Detroit Public Library’s LBPH program announced that its services are now available to all eligible Detroit residents by diverting routine tasks such as processing materials and circulating items to the state library in Lansing. The new service model will go into effect by October 1, 2014.
The LBPH collection is primarily a leisure collection of braille and digital audio books for adults and children that are made available to registered users via the US mail or digital download.
The Detroit LBPH also offers many events and activities for its users including a monthly book club, computer training, Braille classes, author talks and special programs. There is no cost to users for LBPH services.
Applications for LBPH services are available by clicking here or by contacting the Detroit LBPH at 313-481-1702.
Source: Detroit Public Library