Permanent Closure

Health and Human Services, Wayne County, Wayne County Library, with blue swoosh behind wordsThe Wayne County Braille and Talking Book Library is tentatively closing within the next month. More information regarding the permanent library closure will be announced as details are finalized.

Thank you for your support over the past 84 years.

Itch-to-Stitch

Knifty Knitter LoomTuesday, May 19, Noon to 2 p.m.

The Itch-to-Stitch craft group creates beautiful hats, scarves and other craft projects. Bring your imagination and get help from other crafters.

Itch-to-Stitch is held at the library on the third Tuesday of every month. The library provides coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

About Us

Health and Human Services, Wayne County, Wayne County Library, with blue swoosh behind wordsIn Fiscal Year 2013/2014, the Wayne County Braille and Talking Book Library1 lent 43,680 items and answered about 7,300 reference questions for 1,323 Wayne County residents with disabilities. Six hundred thirty-nine people attended thirty-nine programs, including book discussions, tax help, and a vision impairment support group.

magazine cartridgeIf you were to assign a value to these numbers, the result would be over $495,000, according to the American Library Association’s Library Value Calculator. With local operating expenses just under $350,000 for the fiscal year, the return on investment for the Wayne County Braille and Talking Book Library was around 40%.

With an estimated 25,000 Wayne County residents (outside of Detroit) eligible for service, library staff is focusing on outreach and promotion during the current year.

1. Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was still the official name during FY 2013/2014.