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      IDB is responding to this unpresidented public health situation by providing the best service possible via phone, email, and other virtual means. While we ask clients and patrons not to visit our building in Des Moines, we are still taking referrals via the phone or through our website. To make a referral, you may call 800–362–2587 or complete the referral form As always, Counselors and teachers are working to provide the best service possible to their clients.

      OUr library is still sending out books and providing services through mail, email, BARD and phone calls. Also, check out these programs that you can participate in from your own home.

      IDB Read.: With IDB Read you can call in and listen to one of our wonderful volunteer narrators read live on the phone, followed by a short chat about the book. IDB Read will start the week of March 30th.

      Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm–5:00pm, you call in and listen to our narrator, Christine Mach, read a cozy mystery. The first one is titled A Scone to DieFor by H.Y. Hanna.
      Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am – 11:00 am, you can call in and listen to our narrator, Bob White, read a western, titled Sackett’s Landby Louis L’Amour.
      Please call the library at 515.281.1323 to get the conference call number for IDB Read. We look forward to reading with you!

      Tech Time with Tyler Wednesdays from 8:00am–11:00am you can call Tyler Swett, Accessible Media Specialist, and get your tech questions answered. The phone number to call is 515.452.1343.

      Braille Bits Online. Monday and Wednesday at 2:00 pm. starting March 30th. It will be conducted over Zoom, an online meeting platform that is very easy to use. Join us twice a week for 45 minutes as we listen to a Braille Bits podcast and have a fun and lively conversations surrounding all things Braille. Please contact Denise Bean at 515.452.1338 for more information or to register. You can also register by completing this registration form at

      If you have any questions, please call the library at 515.281.1323 or go to the Library’s Blog, for up to date information. Stay safe, stay connected and happy reading!