Talking Book Services Available

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On Thursday, December 7th at 3:30 pm, Sandy Knowles of the South Carolina Talking Book Services will give a presentation and answer questions about this beneficial free program for eligible citizens. The presentation will be held at the McCormick County Library.

According to Mrs. Knowles, “The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was created in 1931 by an act of Congress. Yet, despite existing for 86 years, it seems to be one of the best kept secrets in America.”

South Carolina residents (all ages and income levels) unable to read or use standard print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations are eligible for this service. Participants receive audio equipment and their choice of audio books delivered through the mail.

“We hear all the time from our elderly, homebound patrons how important the books are to them. Many say it keeps them alive and it definitely keeps their minds sharp,” said Mrs. Knowles.

Please join us for this informative session at the library. Applications to participate in the Talking Book Service will be accepted and are always available at your public library. Call the McCormick Library for more information: 864-852-2821.

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