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Voices of Vision

Franklin Park Library cardholders have access to Voices of Vision, a free service that provides talking-books (audio cassette and digital), talking-book machines, braille books, recorded/braille magazines, and more to low-vision and blind persons. This program is sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois State Library.

Materials

Our collection is ever-growing; however, we can also order materials from other libraries. Ask at the Reference Desk, call 847-455-6016, ext. 2 or email info@fppld.org to order materials.

  • Large Print Books

    If you have low vision levels or eyestrain, the bigger font size of our large print books makes for a great way to continue reading your favorite fiction and nonfiction authors and to discover new ones.

  • Audiobooks

    An excellent alternative to reading a book is listening to an audiobook. The library carries a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books on CD, tape, and various digital formats(mp3 and WMA). Try listening to an exciting or calming story today.

  • eBooks

    eBooks are a convenient way to read on a computer, ereader, or tablet, and you can even change the font and enlarge the text size to suit your comfort level.

  • 24/7 Digital Library

    Access eMediaLibrary, our digital library of ebooks and audiobooks available anytime with your Franklin Park Library card. Download files to your computer, ereader, cell phone, or mp3 player, all from home.

Accessible Equipment

Our equipment is available for you to use in the library. For more information, ask at the Reference Desk or call 847-455-6016, ext. 2.

  • Aladdin AmbassadorPro (reading machine)

    Put any printed document (book, magazine, etc.) onto this machine, and it will read your document aloud.

  • CCTV Print Enlarger (magnifying machine)

    Put a document under this machine to project an enlarged image on the screen for easier reading.

  • Magnifiers

    Two hand-held lighted magnifiers and a magnifying sheet are available at the Reference Desk.

  • Wheelchair

    A wheelchair is available for you to use in the library. Ask at the front desk when you come in.



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