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Talking Books Talk provides news and updates about the Kansas Talking Books Service (KTBS). Talking Books staff will highlight relevant announcements from KTBS and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

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Mar 06

Talking Book Testimonials

Posted on March 6, 2018 at 8:18 AM by Michael Lang

Kansas Talking Books strives to improve the quality of life for every reader and provide them as enriching an experience as the patrons below.

"It is the most fantastic service available for the visually and physically disabled. Without it I would be totally lost." A.D. - Fairway, KS

"You provide a wonderful, wonderful service. My husband went blind all of a sudden and was a lifelong reader so he really enjoyed getting books in the mail and downloading them to a flash drive and his Victor Stream. He would fall asleep listening to them and really enjoyed the service and having books available so readily." Wife of J.T. - Lenexa, KS

“Talking books has meant everything to me. When I could no longer read print, I thought my reading days were over, but then I learned about talking books. Having books, novels on tape, was the answer for me and my lifetime journey for learning. It’s given me information about science, history, other cultures, and the lives of other people. My hardiest thanks to NLS and the staff at the Talking Book Unit in Emporia, Kansas.”  L.T. - Derby, KS

“My mom had lost most of her eyesight due to macular degeneration. She was an avid reader and was very sad that she could no longer see well enough to read. This program made a huge difference in her life. She loved listening to the books you sent. They were truly a gift to her. She would sometimes plan her day around a book recently received; getting her chores done early so she could enjoy listening without interruption. This program meant the world to my mom. She meant the world to us. You have our most heartfelt appreciation.” Daughter of E.B. Augusta KS

An application for talking books service can be downloaded at or email for assistance.