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Outreach Services

Andrew Heiskell Talking Book Library

Talking Books

Do you or someone you know have difficulty reading regular print due to legal blindness, visual impairment, physical disability and/or reading disability? The Talking Book Program has been available for many years through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a program administered by the Library of Congress.

We now have a player and a rotating collection of Talking Book titles at the Islip Library for you to borrow. The player and books are a special format — different from CDs — and are easier for those with challenges to manipulate. If you like them, and are eligible, you can sign up to receive your own player and to borrow Talking Books.

This service is free and delivery is through the U.S. Postal System. Applications are available via the link below and at the Adult Reference Desk.

Talking Books Application Form

Homebound Services

The Library offers a free delivery service of library materials to Islip Library cardholders who are homebound and physically unable to visit the Library. Residents of the Islip School District are eligible to obtain an Islip Library card. Complete and return the application below via mail, in person at the Adult Reference Desk or send the completed form to alodolce@isliplibrary.org to begin this free service.

Local Community Organizations & Events

Outreach Services reaches out to local hospitals, community centers, schools, daycare centers, veteran’s organizations and more. A librarian will provide your members with a presentation about free library services tailored to their specific needs and interests.

Please contact the Outreach Department at (631) 581-5933 ext. 232 or email Adriana LoDolce at alodolce@isliplibrary.org for additional information about these free presentations.

Music & Memory Program

The Music & MemorySM program, created by Dr. Dan Cohen, brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm.  The uplifting effects of music can help people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, MS, Parkinson’s disease and other cognitive conditions by tapping deep memories and enabling people to feel like themselves again – to converse, socialize, and stay present.  The results can be nothing short of miraculous. As participants in this program, the Library offers qualifying families iPods downloaded with a custom playlist to residents of the Islip School District. You will get a flexible loan period, which will be free of fines.  Complete and return the questionnaire below via mail, in person at the Adult Reference Desk or email the completed form to alodolce@isliplibrary.org to begin reaping the rewards of this free service for your friend or relative.  

Borrow Talking Books at the Library

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