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Youth and School Services
Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library is the public library for Missouri residents who cannot use standard print. This includes children who have a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability caused by organic dysfunction.
Youth can receive services at home and at school. Youth can register for home service by completing an Application for Free Library Service: Individuals and mailing it to Wolfner Library at the address on the application. A school must register as an institution to receive service for eligible students. This is done by having a member of the school staff complete and mail in the Application for Free Library Service: Institutions.
Wolfner Library has popular fiction, classics, and nonfiction in audio, braille and large print formats. Audio books make up the greatest part of the collection, and each book is the complete, unabridged edition. The braille collection includes contracted braille, uncontracted braille and print/braille books that include illustrations and printed text alongside the braille. The collection also includes a number of large print books for all ages.
You may order books through mail, e-mail, or fax. Recommended Reading lists are available online or may be requested over the phone or via e-mail. You may also request books through the online catalog, WolfPac. Because our books and equipment travel through the United States Postal Service as free matter mail, no postage is required to return materials to Wolfner Library.
Wolfner Library also offers the Racing to Read Early Literacy Program. Reading is essential to success in life. Early literacy skills prepare young children to learn to read. Wolfner Library created this special program for blind and visually impaired children between birth and six years old to gain the skills they will need to learn to read. To learn more about the early literacy program, visit Wolfner Library's Racing to Read page.
For more information about Wolfner Library services for youth, visit our Youth Services page.
For general information about Wolfner Library services for schools, visit our School Services page. To learn how to start or reactivate service for a school, visit our Starting or Resuming Service for a School page.
To learn more about Wolfner Library services for people with reading disabilities, visit the Facts on Reading Disabilities page provided by the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Contact the Youth Services Librarian with questions.