Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library
Available Now: Wolfie's May-June Mail and Make Kits
The Mail and Make Kit for May-June is on its way to participants this week, and we hope it sets your imagination flying! This butterfly has a simple mechanism that allows you to make its wings flap. A list of recommended books about butterflies and other insects is included with the large print instructions in the kit.
A how-to video is available at the following link: How To Make Wolfie's Butterfly.
As always, we would love to see pictures of your finished projects. Photos should be of the project only, to protect the safety of our patrons. Please email your Mail and Make photos to [email protected].
The Mail and Make program is open to youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participants must be registered patrons of Wolfner Library. To become a library patron, go to the Apply for Services page for access to the eligibility requirements and application.
Signup for Mail and Make may be found at the following link: Wolfie's Mail and Make Registration Form.
Wolfner Welcomes MaKenna Maskey, Our New Reader Advisor
The Wolfner team recently welcomed MaKenna Maskey as a new Reader Advisor, and has already noticed that she is perfectly suited to go above and beyond to help our patrons.
MaKenna is from Missouri, having moved to Jefferson City a year ago. Having always enjoyed reading and learning why certain books appeal to people, she decided Wolfner would be a good fit. MaKenna said, “The patrons are wonderful, my coworkers are wonderful, and learning about the services we provide at Wolfner has been so motivating! It’s great to have a job based on accommodating people who are limited or have completely lost their ability to read standard books. Plus, I get to discuss books with people all day! One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is hearing from the patrons. It means a lot to get to know some of the regular patrons who call in for book orders, and to be welcomed into the friendships Wolfner has created.”
MaKenna, your Wolfner team looks forward to working with you for many years to come.
Catch up on the Latest at Wolfner in the Spring 2023 Newsletter
If you're ready to move ahead from winter and spring forward, then take a look at our all-new Spring 2023 Wolfner Newsletter, filled with the latest updates, announcements, recommendations for audiobooks, and events for April, May and June.
Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians of all ages who are unable to read standard print materials due to visual impairment, blindness, physical disability or reading disability, either temporary or permanent. There is no charge whatsoever to the patron for the following:
- Loan of audio, Braille and large-print books and magazines
- Loan of digital audio players
- Audiobook downloads available 24 hours a day through the website
- Accessible newspapers and magazines
- Shipping through the United States Postal Service
Currently, over 8,000 Missourians actively use Wolfner Library.
The library's collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio, Braille, and large-print books for all ages. Over seventy (70) magazine subscriptions are available, and the library loans digital playback machines to those using audiobooks.
Wolfner Library is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on the second floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City, Missouri.
If you have access to a computer, tablet, mobile device, or third-party player with internet capabilities, please make use of our BARD download website and BARD mobile app, which allow you to access all of our talking books and digital Braille files.
You also may be interested in listening to newspapers and magazines over the phone through the National Federation of the Blind's Newsline program. For more information about Newsline, call 866-504-7300. You may also call the Xavier Society for the Blind at 800-637-9193 to learn about their selection of books and publications, or JBI International at 800-433-1531.