Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

A grant from Disability Rights New Jersey to the State Library Talking Books and Braille Center has enabled the Morris County Library to offer preloaded flash drives of audiobooks to eligible area residents.

Individuals with low vision who register with the TBBC can select from such free services as audiobook player, audiobooks, Braille books, downloadable audiobooks and audio magazines and news reading services Audiovision and Newsline.

More information on borrowing one of the audiobook flash drives loaded with bestsellers, mysteries or romance novels can be obtained by contacting the Morris County Library’s program coordinator, Joanne Cronin, at the library’s Reader Services Department at (973) 285-6970.

The Morris County Library is located at 30 E. Hanover Ave. in Whippany and is a designated Service Center for the New Jersey State Library for the Blind and Handicapped. The library also loans out assistive devices for the hard of hearing.

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center is a public library for New Jersey residents of all ages whose ability to read is affected by a physical impairment, a reading disability or vision impairment.

Disability Rights New Jersey is a private, non-profit, consumer-directed organization that has been designated by the state to serve as New Jersey’s protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities.