Affiliated Programs

Outreach Health Literacy


The library participates in BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), a federally-funded program of The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The program allows participants to listen to thousands of talking books and magazines across a wide range of interests using a free talking book machine that they keep at home.

Our librarians will download any book or magazine of your choosing onto a USB thumb drive that will be mailed to you to insert into the talking book player. Users must qualify for the service. BARD serves people of all ages who have difficulty reading standard print, holding a book, or turning pages because of a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision impairment.

To join BARD, please:

Submit a Health Request     

and a librarian will get back to you in 3-7 business days.



The library participates in the LEAP (Library Equal Access Program) sponsored by the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. These are free iPad and computer classes given in the East Brunswick Public Library that teach the built-in features of your iPad, such as Zoom and Voice Over (Apple’s built in screen reader), and special computer software to help you see and hear. NJ residents 55 years and older with a change in vision can participate. Call the New Jersey State Library at:

ext. 802