Established by Congress in 1931 to provide free reading materials for visually impaired American citizens throughout the world, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped service was later extended to people with other physical disabilities, including learning disabilities in children. This service is free to all eligible people who are unable to read normal print due to a visual, physical or reading disability, whether temporary or permanent.
The KDL Talking Book & Braille Center is one of eleven LBPH Advisory and Outreach Centers in Michigan and is part of the National Library Service Network. We serve all of Kent, Montcalm, and Ionia counties, providing books, magazines, and DVDs in alternative formats (digital audio cartridge, Braille, and descriptive videos), as well as downloadable materials in audio and electronic Braille. These materials are shipped free directly to the patron's home via the United States Postal Service.
We are located at the KDL Service & Meeting Center:
In Focus is the statewide newsletter from the Braille and Talking Book Library, opens a new window in Lansing.
More on TBBC
- How to apply for service
- Available materials and equipment
- Requesting materials
- Adaptive technology
- Other services
- 2017 Statistical Information
- BARD (National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled download service)