Large print books available at North Webster Library

Exterior of the new North Webster library. (Photo provided)

If eye strain prevents you from reading books, try checking out some large print books from North Webster Community Public Library.

The library has added many new titles to its extensive collection of large print books. As opposed to regular size type which is usually eight to 12 points, large print books feature 16 to 18 point type size making them easier to read for those with eye strain or vision problems. The large print collection includes many genres including non-fiction as well as romance, inspirational fiction, westerns, mysteries and thrillers, domestic fiction, historical fiction and more.

You can keep informed of new titles that arrive each week at the library by signing up for a free service by Wowbrary. Each week you will receive an email newsletter showcasing new books and movies available at your library. You can sign up on the library’s website Simply click on the “More” link that appears below the scrolling books on top of the home page, then click on the Sign Up tab at the top and follow the instructions. This service also automatically posts to the library’s Facebook page, so if you are a library Facebook follower it will also appear on your Facebook news feed. It’s a convenient way to know what is new at the library.

Parents can sign their young children up to receive a free book by mail each month in the Youth Services Department. In conjunction with United Way of Kosciusko County, North Webster Library is a registration spot for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This non-profit initiative provides free high quality, age-appropriate books to children ages birth to five years old. Registered children receive a free book mailed to their home each month. The books are age specific, so siblings of different ages receive different books. The program is available to all children under age five with no income requirements. Registration forms and information are available at the Youth Services Desk.

Also check out the library’s home page this week to watch the 2013 presentation by Pirkko
Miller as she shares about growing up in Finland during World War II. A different presentation by various speakers will be posted each month.