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Kentucky Talking Book Library

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Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives
The Kentucky Talking Book Library is part of the Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives in Frankfort.

The Kentucky Talking Book Library needs volunteers to create special audiobooks for people who are blind, have low vision. or are physically unable to read print. We use the talents of local volunteers to record books about Kentucky or by Kentucky authors that would otherwise not be available to our users. We need help editing recordings for quality and accuracy, and will provide one-on-one training. Editors may progress to monitoring recording sessions or audition to narrate books. Talking Books are sent to about 4000 readers in Kentucky and are also available to over 700,000 users nationwide. Without the help of volunteers, wonderful books by Kentucky writers such as Jesse Stuart, Wendell Berry, Jan Watson, and more would not be available for people who can't read regular print.

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About Kentucky Talking Book Library

Location:

PO Box 537, 300 Coffee Tree Rd., Frankfort, KY 40602, US

Mission Statement

To provide reading materials in accessible format to Kentuckians who are unable to read print due to visual or physical disabilities.

Description

The Kentucky Talking Book Library is a free service that provides audiobooks and Braille books through the mail or for download from the Internet. Anyone who is unable to use standard printed materials because of a visual or physical disability is eligible for our service. The disability may be permanent or temporary, and includes those who are:

  • Blind
  • Visually impaired
  • Physically unable to hold a book or turn pages
  • Reading disabled due to an organic dysfunction

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

300 Coffee Tree Rd.Frankfort, KY 40601

(38.17511,-84.86388)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hr/week
  • Can volunteer during our office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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