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Bring Books to Life for the Print-Disabled!

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ORGANIZATION: State Library of Oregon

  • 17 people are interested
Audio Book Cartridge and Reader
This is an example of the audio book cartridge and the player that reads the book.

Have you ever listened to an audio book that made the words come alive in your mind? Thanks to that narrator, you probably remember particular scenes or moments in vivid detail. We’d like you to help us do that for others.

Join a dedicated team of folks at the State Library of Oregon making the joys of reading accessible to Oregon’s print-disabled community through recording books. As a volunteer Narrator you’ll record pre-selected books in a recording booth at the State Library. These books are then made publicly available through the Talking Books and Braille Library.

What we’re looking for:

  • Commitment to at least one (1), 1-hour shift per week* at the State Library, for 2 years
  • A strong, clear, and consistent reading voice
  • Ability to work independently after orientation and training period
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback positively
  • Basic familiarity with audio recording software and hardware (preferred, but not required)

*additional shifts up to a maximum of three (3), per week may be considered

The Talking Book & Braille Library is a free library available to Oregonians who are blind, visually impaired, reading impaired or physically impaired. As a Narrator, you will be helping us expand our collection and make more book titles available to our users. Please consider joining our team!

Are you who we’re looking for?

Please fill out our application here: https://tinyurl.com/SLOnarrator

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About State Library of Oregon


250 Winter ST NE, Salem, OR 97301, US

Mission Statement

Citizens who volunteer are a valuable asset to the State Library of Oregon. The Library Board of Trustees and the State Librarian promote and encourage the involvement of volunteers to assist staff in the achievement of the mission and the goals of the State Library. The staff is encouraged to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles at all levels of the library in which volunteers may serve.


The State Library of Oregon provides research and reference assistance to state government and to persons on official state business. Our in-depth collection of more than one million, specializes in business, history, political and social sciences. Our collections also includes federal and state government publications and a comprehensive collection of materials about Oregon.

Library Support services plan for statewide library development, consult with local librarians, citizens and government officials, report library statistics and administer state and federal library grant programs.

The Talking Book and Braille Library is the Regional Library for the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Oregonians who are unable to read standard print because of visual or physical disability are eligible for this free library service.


Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Community, Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities


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250 Winter St NESalem, OR 97301



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  • Braille
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