The ABLE Library has a variety of books for all ages. Most of our books are mailed to our patrons through the postal service at no cost. The materials and services we provide at the library are free to patrons.
Audio Books (Talking Books)
The ABLE Library's digital talking book collection has popular fiction books, as well as nonfiction. The types of books we have are similar to what you would find in a public library. We have audio books for adults, teens, and children. We can put several books onto one cartridge and send it to patrons through the mail. This means patrons can have more books at one time.
The ABLE Library has a small collection of print braille picture books that can be checked out by patrons. For patrons who read braille, we partner with the Perkins Library to send braille books to our patrons through the mail.
Our large print collection has more than 9,000 titles. It includes popular fiction and nonfiction, as well as a selection of young adult and children’s chapter books.
Our patrons can access BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) through the NLS. This application lets patrons download books and magazines in audio and braille formats. Patrons must use their own computers or mobile devices and have access to the internet to use BARD.
Accessible Youth Collection
The Accessible Youth Collection has high contrast picture books and board books. These books allow readers to see shapes and objects more easily. This collection also includes WonderBooks. These books are picture and chapter books with a built-in audio component. This lets children listen to the book while following along with the text and pictures. These books are also helpful for adults who cannot read regular print. Adults can listen to the book with a child, which is a great way to promote literacy.
Audio Descriptive DVDs
The ABLE Library has audio descriptive DVDs for patrons who are blind or have low vision. A narrator describes action, characters, locations, costumes and sets without interfering with the dialogue or sound effects. Lists of described DVDs are available by request. Patrons must have their own DVD player.