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Free membership to postal and online audiobook library

The national charity Listening Books runs an audiobook library service for people who find it difficult to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, giving members access to thousands of audiobooks on MP3 CD, as downloads from the website and through internet streaming.

The charity caters for adults and children across the UK, and the library boasts fiction, non-fiction and educational titles (from Key Stage 2 to A Level) in many popular genres. Listening Books is delighted to be able to offer a number of free memberships to children and adults living in Birmingham and the West Midlands who would find the usual membership fees a barrier to joining.

Membership fees usually range from £20 to £45 per year but the charity regularly applies for funding to provide free membership places for those who would find it difficult to pay this fee. Adults and children who have difficulty reading printed books can find themselves missing out on all of the benefits that literature can bring.

Audiobooks can provide a great alternative, offering the joy of reading and the relaxation and comfort of getting lost in a great story. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Jo Cord on 020 7407 9417 or

You can also apply for a free place online by visiting

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