Oakland Talking Book Service at Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates World Sight Day!

World Sight Day is Thursday, October 8, 2015! This annual day of awareness is held to generate global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Lions Clubs International partnered with blindness prevention organizations worldwide to commemorate the first World Sight Day in 1998. To celebrate, we’re asking residents to acquaint themselves with the Oakland Talking Book Service (OTBS) at the Rochester Hills Public Library.

For those unfamiliar with this free service, OTBS provides audio books, magazines, and braille titles to Oakland County residents with visual or physical disabilities that are unable to use standard printed materials. In addition, OTBS patrons are eligible to borrow large print books, magnifiers and descriptive movies. All of the above materials are conveniently sent and returned through standard mail delivery. One of our many satisfied OTBS customers puts it this way, “You are right at the top of the list of marvelous people in Michigan.”

Christine Lind Hage, Director of the Rochester Hills Public Library is asking for the public’s help in promoting OTBS services, “Although we estimate that there are approximately 29,598 individuals in Oakland County that qualify to use the services of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, we currently have approximately 1, 500 customers. We would like to increase this number in the coming year and we hope that you will be able to help us.”

For more information, call 1-800-774-4542 or visit OTBS.RHPL.org.

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