Talking books, or audiobooks, are fun for people of all ages! Whether you struggle to read print books, need something to do during a long drive or workout, or just enjoy the relaxing sound of someone reading, we have something in our Talking Book Library for you. Looking for a children’s book, magazine, fiction, biography, or something else? Check our Talking Book Library to hear what we have.
BARD Pilot Program
The Washington Public Library is a proud partner of the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) pilot program, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center. This is a service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped through the US Library of Congress.
The BARD project provides Washington Public Library patrons with the opportunity to receive community-based assistance at their local libraries to facilitate downloading and listening to books, magazines, and more through the BARD site. Our library offers this assistance to anyone who is prevented from reading a regular print book due to reading disabilities, vision challenges, or mobility limitations. We can help you complete and submit an application for a free digital player so you can download the books and magazines you enjoy.
To register for services from the TBBC, stop in to the library for an application or download the online application here: https://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/TBBC-Application-for-individuals-1August2017.pdf and bring the completed form to the library. Learn more about applying for this service at https://www.njstatelib.org/talking-book-braille-center/apply_for_service/.