More than 150 volunteers at the Allen County Public Library read and record everything from daily newspapers to national magazines to help keep customers in the know.
It’s part of the library’s Audio Reading Program. The program provides services for people who are not able to read for some reason.
Organizers said many people who are blind, have Parkinson’s Disease, or some other impairment use the service. Right now, more than 70,000 people access its various platforms.
The library provides it in a variety of ways, including short-wave radio, online podcasts, and online streaming.
ACPL’s Stephanny Smith joined First News Saturday with Jennifer Vaughan, a volunteer, to talk about the importance of the program and what it’s like to volunteer.
If you want to volunteer, you can go to acpl.info or call (260) 421-1375.