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      Elected Committee for Blind Managers Meeting

      Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 4th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, Director’s Conference Room

      The next meeting of the Elected Committee of Blind Managers will occur at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street, Des Moines, Iowa. The tentative agenda is as follows:
      1.  3:00  Call to Order
      2.  3:05  Approval of the May 9, 2017
         Meeting Minutes
      3. 3:10  Director’s Report
      4.   3:20  Inventories Update
      5. 3:30  Mitchellville Rest Area Update
      6. 3:40  Des Moines Vending Route Update
      7. 3:50  Victor Rest Area
      8. 4:00  Other
      9. 4:10  In consideration of holding a
            closed session to review or
            discuss records which are
            required or authorized by state
         or federal law to be kept
         confidential as a condition for
         that governmental body’s
         possession or continue receipt
         of Federal fund.
      10. 4:30  Committee Recommendations
      11. 4:35  Time and Place of Next Meeting
      12. 4:40  Adjourn

      Iowa Commission for the Blind Board Meeting

      Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 4th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, Director’s Conference Room

      The next commission board meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 12th at 9:00 am in the Director’s Conference Room at the Iowa Department for the Blind.

      Sandy Ryan, Chair
      Peggy Elliott, Member
      Joe Van Lent, Member



      Library News and Announcements

      The Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides books and other materials in alternative formats to Iowa residents who are unable to read standard print materials. Thousands of books are available in a variety of formats: Braille, large print, digital audio recordings, print/Braille, descriptive video, and electronic text mailed to your home. Registered readers may also download audio and Braille books and magazines online (BARD).


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      Library services are available at no cost to Iowans of any age who cannot read traditional print materials because of a visual disability, physical disability, or physically-based reading disability.

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      To begin accessing library services, download and fill out our application for services (.pdf file). To request an application form by phone, contact the Library at 515-281-1368 or in Iowa 800-362-2587, ext 1-1368. You can also email

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