Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
New York, NY 10011
Village Voice's Description
No pushing and shoving here. Architecturally barrier-free, the Heiskell has wide aisles and low, neatly maintained shelves. Although only qualifying individuals can check out the chunky green "talking books" and the library's braille titles, any visitor with a New York Public Library card can borrow materials from the large-print and "descriptive video" collections. Or, audition to record your favorite book in the fully equipped recording studio. The children's room is charming, with books in multiple formats, including touch-and-feel, and a snowy owl hand puppet.
Tips from foursquare
Andrew Heiskell Library is the only library in the five boroughs that provides National Library Service books for those with difficulty using regular print.
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Check out the beautiful outdoor rear patio!
Be nice to the women at the front desk it looks like shes been having a hard day
Order books online and have them delivered to this convenient, uncrowded location.