Macomb Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (MLBPD) serves all residents of Macomb County, who qualify, by providing audio books and players, large print books, equipment that enlarges text, equipment for printing Braille materials, and more.
All services are free. Materials are mailed postage free to and from the reader.
To qualify for this service you must be living with one of the following conditions:
- Legal Blindness: if vision in the better eye is 20/200 or less, or the widest diameter of visual field is no greater than 20 degrees.
- Visual Disability: if vision is corrected but visual acuity still is not good enough to read standard print.
- Physical Disability: if a physical limitation makes the holding of books and the turning of pages impossible or so difficult as to keep the individual from reading. Examples include: loss of arms or the use of arms; impairment of muscle and nerve control; the effects of strokes, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, polio, severe arthritis.
- Reading Disability: Organic dysfunction of sufficient severity to prevent reading printed materials in a normal manner.
If you or a loved one qualify for MLBPD services, please fill out the application:
Materials to Borrow
- Audio books, players and accessories
- Downloadable books for LBPD players
- Catalogs and bibliographies of recorded materials
- Audio described DVDs
- Audio magazines
- Braille books and magazines
- Audio newspapers via telephone dial-up capabilities and web
- Handheld magnifier loans
Macomb Blind Bowling League
The Macomb Blind Bowling League offers fun and friendship for visually impaired, blind, and sighted bowlers. The group meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm at Fraser Lanes. The cost is $10 per week. Besides bowling, there are 50/50 raffles, mystery jackpots, and an end of season banquet. The league is sponsored by eight different Lions Clubs. Sighted persons are also invited to join in the fun of bowling and to help with scorekeeping and pin placement.
To get information please call the library at (586) 286-1580.
Welcome Video from the MLBPD Tech Tutor
The latest addition to our offerings is a podcast for those with low vision. Listen to our first episode where Barbara and Sharon discuss how to deal with changes in vision and how MLBPD can help.Download the Communication Podcast
Join an Online Event
Studio Glass: Origins
Date: November 11, 2021
Time: 2-4 pm EST
Studio Glass is all around us. It adorns places like airports, banks, hotels, even casinos. You might even own a piece of mass-produced Studio Glass that you purchased in a boutique, department, or discount store.
Now, you might ask, what is Studio Glass? We define it as the use of glass as art to produce sculptures and other types of three-dimensional artwork. This is glass made in a workshop, usually under the direction of the artist who designed the piece. This program will focus on the origins of Studio Glass through the experiments of Harvey Littleton, who created revolutionary technology for artists to work in glass. Please join The Henry Ford’s Curator of Decorative Arts, Charles Sable, for an insightful program on how this ubiquitous art form emerged.
This experience will be conducted remotely in verbal description and conversation. The program will be held via Zoom and will be accessible by web link and call-in phone number, depending on your preference. This program is free. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call (313) 982-6168 to register and with any questions.