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Print and Audio Books by Mail
Queens Library Mail a Book is a free service that provides homebound customers with access to library materials which are sent directly to customers via the US Post Office. Return postage is included. Materials available include best sellers, fiction and non-fiction titles in audio, print (regular and large-print), movies on DVD and music on CD. Mail a Book serves all ages. Materials are also available in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Hindi and Spanish. Mail a Book also offers a full schedule of programming for the homebound through conference call. For more information please contact Mail-a-Book, (718) 464-0084.
Stay Well Exercise Program For Older Adult
The Stay Well program introduces participants, ages 60 and older, to special exercises, relaxation techniques and the benefits of good nutrition. This program is sponsored by the New York City Department for the Aging and is held, on a regular basis, at the Central Library, Flushing, and East Elmhurst.
Call 718-990-0853 for further information.
CCTVs (Closed Circuit Televisions)
CCTVs enlarge reading materials, documents, and photos up to 100 times and display the image on a television screen in black and white or color. CCTVs are located at:
A telecommunication device for the hearing impaired. This telephone/keyboard hybrid sends keyed messages over phone lines to a partner device where they are displayed and/or printed. This program is offered by Queens Library in partnership with Bell Atlantic.
If you have a Queens Library card you can borrow a TTY for up to three weeks by visiting one of the following libraries:
Volunteer Readers' Service
Volunteer readers are available to record spoken cassettes of print materials to supplement the other Talking Books services. Contact Special Services at (718) 990-0853.
Queens Library's Virtual & Telephone Reference Services
To get a factual information quickly, you can call, email or chat with a Reference Librarian.