Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Welcome to the Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped!
What is the Library for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped?
Established by Congress in 1931 to provide free reading materials for visually impaired American citizens throughout the world, LBPH 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 or physical disability, whether temporary or permanent.
Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is one of nine 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, videos 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 and are mailed back free to the Kent District LBPH. Click here to locate other NLS libraries in Michigan or in other states.
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