Books Aloud Inc.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people unable to benefit directly from the printed page by providing a service to stimulate minds, stir emotions and foster independence through our "Reading by Listening" program. The Books Aloud "Reading by Listening" Program provides a wide variety of recorded reading literature to eligible individuals of all ages. We keep the "Magic of Reading" alive for our clients. This is a FREE service. ELIGIBILITY: Blind, visually impaired, learning disabled or physically disabled individuals who are unable to read conventional print, hold a book or turn pages are eligible.

Reading by Listening

A wide variety of FREE recorded books in many genres is available. Most titles are recorded by auditioned volunteer voices in our on-site recording studios. We offer:

  • 8,000+ adult, junior & children's titles
  • Some commercially recorded titles
  • Mostly cassettes, and some CD’s
  • Over 300 new titles are added each year! Items are mailed Free Matter For the Blind (home delivery is available for Santa Clara County clients)

Sight and Sound

Printed and audio books are lent together as a kit, allowing a sighted reader with a learning disability to follow along while listening

Mini-Library Programs

A Special Education Teacher may borrow 2 track tape players, headsets, splitters, and 10 to 40 audio books, some of which may be Sight and Sound kits. Materials are updated each month as desired by the teacher

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (Lower Level)
150 E. San Fernando St.
95112 San Jose , CA
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