on compact disc including fiction, mystery,
nonfiction, self-help, instructional, business, and
A collection of fiction, mystery,
and nonfiction books are available on personal mp3 players called PlayAways.
Braille and Audio Reading Download
Blind and physically handicapped patrons with digital Talking Book machines can download books and magazines for free through the Braille and Audio Reading Download website. To sign up for this service, visit the State Library website.
Located in our adult and children's DVD collections.
Located at the Ask Us and Children's Desks.
If you're homebound, we'll bring the library's offerings to
you! We can deliver and pick up library
materials at a prearranged time. To be eligible, you
must be a Downers Grove resident and be either: physically
handicapped; recovering from surgery; a senior who
can't get to the library; or unable to maintain normal
due to a chronic illness. If you are homebound but
have someone who can pick up your library materials,
still work with you. Let us know what type of materials
you'd like to have. We'll collect them and
have them waiting when your delivery person stops in.
If you are interested in Homebound Service, please call Marianne Trautvetter in the Adult and Teen Services Department at 630-960-1200, ext. 277.
Instructional Sign Language Books and Videos
Located in both the Adult and Teen Services
Department and the Children's Services Department.
Located in the
Adult and Teen Services Department and includes
fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, biographies, and
the Reader's Digest.
Talking Books Service
The Voices of Vision Talking Book Service provides
recorded books, materials in Braille format, and descriptive
videos for use by those with visual, physical, or
disabilities which prevent them from reading conventional
print. For more information contact Voices of Vision
Adult Basic Reading Collection
Located in the Adult and Teen Services Department for those who are improving their
reading skills or are learning English as a second
Contact the Literacy Volunteers
of Central DuPage at (630) 416-6699.
Located in the Adult and Teen Services
Department. The videos are in the nonfiction DVD
collection, and the audios are shelved with the ESL/Literacy
books in the nonfiction book collection.