Administration and LVPD

Watch this video from the National Library Service to learn more about the braille and talking book program.  Actual users share their experiences, plus information on how to enroll and the types of materials available. http://www.loc.gov/thatallmayread

This is a State and Federally funded service for eligible Muskegon County and Ottawa County residents to receive free reading materials. It is part of the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) www.loc.gov/nls. Muskegon is an Advisory & Outreach Center of the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, Braille and Talking Book Library www.michigan.gov/btbl.

Want more information on this service? Watch these informational videos by clicking on these links.






For more information on eligibility, click here.

To begin service, please request an application form from the library or click LVPD Application for an application form in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from Adobe's web site.) You may print the form, complete it and send it to: 

Muskegon Area District Library
Administration Building 4845 Airline Rd. - Unit 5, Muskegon, MI 49444-4503 
Phone Numbers Daytime: (231) 737-6310 Toll Free: (877) 569-4801
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.
Sarah Mahoney, Librarian

The Muskegon Area District Library’s LVPD provides talking books and talking book playback equipment in digital format.  The players are very easy to use with excellent sound quality.  Patrons already receiving talking books may select and order books directly online at the Michigan Network Library OPAC, www.michigan.gov/ordertalkingbooks.

Our books can be downloaded too. For Braille and Audio Reading Download BARD.
Want more information on BARD? Watch these informational videos by clicking on these links.

BARD pt.1

BARD pt.2

BARD pt.3

BARD pt.4

For more information call (231) 737-6310 (toll free 877-569-4801).

Please direct all questions and comments to krichards@madl.org

Click here for Policies on the use of Digital Talking Books.

Looking for a book discussion group?  Our Patrons can take advantage of the monthly BTBL Book Club which is accessible online.  Call 1-800-992-9012 for details.

Other resources providing products and services to individuals with vision loss include:

American Foundation for the Blind www.afb.org (800) 232-5463

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired www.abvimichigan.org (800) 466-8084

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (formerly MI Commission for the Blind)  www.michigan.gov/mcb

(800) 292-4200

National Federation of the Blind www.nfb.org (410) 659-9314

Audio Bibles for the Blind http://audiobiblesfortheblind.org.