The Summit Free Public Library offers the services of the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) for patrons who have difficulty reading standard print or holding a book. Eligible individuals can choose from the following no-cost services:
• Accessible Audiobook player
• Braille books
• Downloadable audiobooks, audio magazines and Braille files for Braille readers
• Access to BARD Mobile, an app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
• News reading services, such as Audiovision and Newsline
Who is eligible for TBBC’s services?
New Jersey Residents are eligible: A New Jersey resident of any age (including children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print, hold a book in his/her hand or turn the pages of a book due to the following difficulties may be eligible for these services. This includes those whose ability to read is affected by:
How can you apply?
For more information, ask a librarian or check out the TBBC’s FAQ page.
Summit residents who are unable to get to the library due to a disability are eligible to have library materials delivered for free. The library has joined together with SAGE’s Meals-on-Wheels program to offer the delivery of library materials along with the meals. If you or your loved one does not currently receive Meals-on-Wheels, arrangements can be made for deliveries to be made directly by library volunteers or staff.
Recipients will be matched with a librarian who will select items based on your preferences and requests. You can tell us exactly what you’d like to receive or you can give us an idea of your interests and let us choose for you! We can deliver books, audiobooks, DVDs or music CDs. Please fill out an Application for Homebound Delivery. Our librarians will be happy to assist you in setting up this wonderful service.
In addition to the services offered by the Talking Book & Braille Center, the Summit Free Public Library offers a wide variety of materials of particular interest to patrons with sensory and cognitive disabilities: