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Talking Books

About Talking Books Services @ CRRL

The Library of Congress provides free reading materials to anyone who qualifies so That All May Read. Our Assistive Services Department in the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters houses the Talking Book Library. Its books and audio players are supplied by the Library of Congress.

Anyone in the Talking Book Library's service area (City of Fredericksburg and Caroline, Culpeper, Fauquier, King George, Orange, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland counties) who is unable to read or use standard print materials due to temporary or permanent visual impairment, physical disability, or dyslexia may be eligible for the Talking Books service. Individuals and institutions who are eligible may borrow a free player as long as it is needed and receive free talking books.

To apply, simply print off the application above, fill it out, and have a professional fill out the certification section. Then mail it back to the Subregional Library (Assistive Services) using the address on the form.

Phone: 540-372-1144, ext. 234, email: Talking-Books@crrl.org

You can also read our newsletters, Sightlines, for book recommendations and news of specific interest to our Assistive Services patrons.

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

If you already have a Talking Books account, you can also sign up for BARD. BARD is a program offered by the National Library Service. This free program allows patrons to download talking books from an extensive collection of titles. Learn more here.

What's New?

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:18pm
Night Circus

1866. The signs say Le Cirque des Reves—The Circus of Dreams. The circus appears with no warning. The tents are black and white, with a little grey and silver. It is quiet. It opens at nightfall and closes at dawn.

It has a midway and death-defying spectacles. There are rival magicians—Celia and Marco. They have been pitted against each other since before they were born. Under the cold and glittering lights, they perform, outdoing each other in feats of magic and wonder. Impossibly, improbably, but oh, oh-so inevitably—they fall in love.

Can their magic encompass their love? Can their love survive The Night Circus?