Welcome to Kansas Talking Books!
Talking Books provides personalized support and materials in a specialized format to eligible Kansas residents to ensure that all may read. This library service is available for those who are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical impairment.
We have books and magazines available in audio format, as well as the playback equipment needed to enjoy them. Library materials are sent through the mail to our patrons, wherever they reside.
Like services you receive from your local public library, services for the blind and physically handicapped have no user fees. The Talking Book program is funded jointly by federal, state and local tax dollars. All materials are loaned to readers at no charge. No postage is necessary to mail library materials to and from Talking Books.
Currently, we serve almost 6,000 active readers. Talking Books continues to place an emphasis on patron service by providing Kansas Talking Book Outreach and Promotion Services throughout the different regions of Kansas. If you're interested in meeting with a Talking Books representative for a presentation about, or assistance with, Talking Books, please contact your Talking Books regional outreach and service provider.
Interested? Click here to get started. Send your application to:
State Library of Kansas
Kansas Talking Books
1200 Commercial, Box 4055
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: 1-800-362-0699 (toll free in Kansas and surrounding states) or 1-620-341-6280 (outside of Kansas and surrounding states)
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