Talking books

What is it?

Eligible Ohio residents who are unable to read print books can receive free recorded books, magazines, and playback equipment delivered to their homes free of charge.  This service is provided through the State Library of Ohio and the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled.  More information can be found at this website.

Who is eligible for this service?

If you are unable to read a standard print book, or are not able to hold or turn the pages of books, you probably qualify to receive this service.  Those with reading disabilities such as dyslexia may also qualify.

How do I apply for this service?

Print and fill out the application found here.  If you require help filling out an application, please call us (740-387-0992) to speak to the Talking Books Coordinator at Marion Public Library.

Hours & Locations

Main Library: Marion Public Library
445 East Church Street
Marion, OH 43302

10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Branch Locations & Hours:
Monday & Thursday:
3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Caledonia Public Library
112 East Marion Street
Caledonia, OH 43314

Memorial Library

86 South High Street
LaRue, OH 43332

Prospect Public Library
116 North Main Street
Prospect, OH 43342

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