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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Idaho Talking Book Service

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The #1 choice in accessible entertainment, free for anyone at Lewiston Library!

Written by Brittany Blackwill

Is large print too small?  In need of braille books?  Do you know someone who has a visual impairment?  The Idaho Talking Book Service is here to help.  The Idaho Talking Book Service, abbreviated to TBS, is an audiobook library free to any Idaho resident who is blind, has a perceptual or reading disability, or is unable to read standard print due to a visual impairment or physical disability. 

How do you sign up? 

You can get certified for TBS by any of the following: 

  • Medical professional
  • Director of a care facility
  •  School psychologist
  •  School superintendent
  • Social worker
  •  Case worker
  • Educator
  • Certified reading specialist 

What sort of items does Idaho Talking Book provide? 

  • 100,000+ book titles from across all genres and nonfiction topics. Plus there are books with an Idaho theme or title that is recorded in-state. 

  • 70+ magazine titles

  • Braille books and braille magazines

  • TBS audiobook player (also battery operated and portable)

  • Headphones for the TBS audiobook player

Idaho Talking Book Applications are available here
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