- Beth Solka
At the Central Rappahannock Regional Library we offer services for all readers. I manage Assistive Services which provides talking books to people who can no longer read standard print. People with dyslexia, physical handicaps, vision impairment, or blindness are eligible for this service.
To enroll in our Talking Books Service you need to submit an application certified by a health care professional. Once I receive your application, I'll send you a special talking books player - free of charge. There are no postage charges of any kind associated with our Talking Books Service.
Once you have your player, you'll start receiving talking books. You can select specific titles or have books selected for you based on your reading preferences. In addition to receiving talking books by mail, you can also download books online for immediate listening.
The Talking Books Library is part of a nationwide Library of Congress program. Our area of service includes Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland, Colonial Beach, Caroline, King George, Orange, Prince William County and parts of Fauquier County. Currently there are around 350 patrons that enjoy this free service.
If you are interested in learning more about the Talking Books Service or would like an application, please go to http://www.librarypoint.org/talking_books.