Special Edition of Library News March 2020

Greeting Readers!   We hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. The Library is dedicated to your safety and well-being, as well as to the safety and well-being of our employees who are serving you!  Although we are asking the public not to come to the Iowa Department for the Blind building, library staff are continuing to work (some in the building, some at home) and will be providing services through all avenues as best we can such as mail, email, BARD and phone calls.

We are also offering some alternative programs that you can participate in from your own home.

IDB Read.

With IDB Read you can call in and listen to one of our wonderful volunteer narrators read live on the phone, followed by a short chat about the book. IDB Read will start the week of March 30th.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm, you call in and listen to our narrator, Christine Mach, read a cozy mystery. The first one is titled A Scone to Die For by H.Y. Hanna.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am – 11:00 am, you can call in and listen to our narrator, Bob White, read a western, titled Sackett’s Land by Louis L’Amour.

Please call the library at 515.281.1323 to get the conference call number for IDB Read. We look forward to reading with you!

Tech Time with Tyler

Wednesdays from 8:00am-11:00am you can call Tyler Swett, Accessible Media Specialist, and get your tech questions answered.  The phone number to call is 515.452.1343.

Braille Bits Online.

Monday and Wednesday at 2:00 pm. starting March 30th. It will be conducted over Zoom, an online meeting platform that is very easy to use. Join us twice a week for 45 minutes as we listen to a Braille Bits podcast and have a fun and lively conversations surrounding all things Braille. Please contact Denise Bean at 515.452.1338 for more information or to register. You can also register by completing this registration form

While our building is closed to visitors, we hope that you will stay connected with the library through these additional programs. We hope that we can bring a little distraction and some happiness during this uncertain time. If you have any questions, please call the library at 515.281.1323. Stay safe, stay connected and happy reading!


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