LBPH: WHERE Poor Eyesight Doesn’t Limit Reading

At KDL, we really do offer something for everyone, and that includes people whose eyesight is so poor that they can’t read the books on our shelves.

Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, located in the Wyoming branch, is one of 11 sub-regional LBPH libraries in Michigan. Materials and equipment available include cassette book machines, a wide variety of books on cassette or in Braille, magazines on cassette or in Braille, Print/Braille books to be shared with sighted individuals, and described videos. These items are mailed at no charge directly to the patron’s home and are returned to the Kent District LBPH.

This service is free to all eligible people who are unable to read normal print due to a visual or physical disability, whether temporary or permanent.  We serve all of Kent, Montcalm and Ionia counties.

If you are interested in learning more about LBPH, please call 616-647-3988 or email


Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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