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LIBRARY NEWS UPDATE

BOOKS, EVENTS & MORE

The Louisburg Library District #1 provides outreach to community members who are unable to visit the library or do not have someone to pick up materials for them. We will deliver materials to residents in individual residences within the library district, senior living sites or nursing centers. These services are available for individuals or groups.  
For more information please call the library at 913-837-2217 or email Holly.

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Louisburg Library provides Large Print books and Audio books for our patrons who need visual assistance. Take a look at our Library Catalog.

Louisburg Library wants to help you keep your memory sharp with our collection of Memory Assistive Devices.  There are a variety of tools to stimulate your memory and enhance your cognitive abilities.  From conversation cards that get those thoughts churning to activity boards that strengthen fine motor skills, there is something for everyone.  All devices are available for one-week checkout.

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Louisburg Library wants to help you with our collection of Medical Assistive Devices. You can check out the following devices whether you need the items temporarily or to try the item before buying.  We offer wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, a knee scooter, crutches, canes, and more. All devices are available for checkout.

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Recorded materials loaned free by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped are available in recorded audio disc and audio cassette formats. Both disc and cassette recordings require specially designed playback equipment, which is loaned free to eligible individuals and institutions

.As Talking Books is a federally funded service, readers must complete an application for service. The application needs to be certified by an accepted authority such as a medical doctor, an optometrist, a nurse, a home health worker, social worker or others. In the case of a reading disability, an M.D. or D.O. must certify the application for service.

Pick up an application for Talking Books at Louisburg Library.

More about Talking Books

In addition to having programs year-round and helping our patrons at the Library, we visit three sites in Louisburg.  At the Louisburg Senior Center we conduct a Remembering program monthly. At Vintage Park at Louisburg we read Short Stories once a month.  Semi-annually we visit Louisburg HealthCare & Rehabilitation Center and Vintage Park at Louisburg providing a selection of library materials for residents to check out.  

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Try a free online tutorial provided by the State Library of Kansas.  Library staff are available to help you get started.
LearningExpress Library - online self-paced computers classes & more
Universal Class - online self-paced computer classes and many more classes

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The Kansas Audio-Reader network is a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired and/or print-disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri. Services are offered free of charge to anyone in our listening area who is unable to read normal printed material.

24-hour closed circuit radio station provides readings of daily newspapers, magazines and best-selling books.

Other services are available including on-demand service, special request recording, audio description of live theater and a sensory garden in Lawrence featuring Braille-labeled plants appealing to both touch and fragrance.

You can pick up an application for free Audio-Reader's services at Louisburg Library.

More about Audio-Reader

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Louisburg Library is a place where you can create … anything! What can you do with some of the Library’s Tools?  Create music, videos, audio recordings, digital art, 3D prints & more.  Call the library for more information 913-837-2217.

Download: Assistive_Devices_Medical_Weblist.pdf

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Louisburg Library provides curbside service.  Request library materials via our catalog, phone 913-837-2217, or use Let Us Pick.  Once you are notified that your holds are ready, come to the library and park in front of the library.  Staff will bring the items out to your vehicle. For more information go to our webpage.