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We offer the following services to patrons with low vision:

  • Large Print Books
  • Large Print Reader’s Digest
  • Audiobooks on CD, as Playaways, and as digital downloads
  • Hand-held Magnifiers
  • Pebble 4.3 Electronic Magnifier
  • Large CCTV Magnifying Machines are available for extended checkout. The Library can arrange delivery of these to your home as well.
  • A large magnifying machine that enlarges print and pictures in full color up to 64 times

Low Vision Support Group

This group meets every other month. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information and future meeting dates, call Senior Services Coordinator Cathy Thompson at 847-720-3382 or see our program calendar.

Voices of Vision/Talking Books

Library staff can help patrons access the Illinois Talking Book program. This service provides a player and digitally recorded books at no charge. Anyone unable to read standard print due to a visual or physical disability is eligible. Contact Cathy Thompson, at 847-720-3382 or click the “Talking Book & Braille Service” button below.


Newsline provides free access to over 250 local and national newspapers from any phone. Please note that you must be registered with Talking Books to be eligible for Newsline. For more information on Newsline, call 866-504-7300 or click the “NFB-NEWSLINE” button below.

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Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”

Accessibility Toolbar