Reading Glasses

How about stocking Reading Glasses at every desk?

Individual eyewear is a little outside the scope of the library’s services, but there are a couple of tools here that may make materials easier for you to read. The Reference Desk does have a magnifying glass that you can use and return. There is also a machine called an Optilec that magnifies any printed material. You can place a newspaper, book, map or magazine under the lens and it can be displayed magnified, on a screen. Text on computer screens can be made larger, as well. Ask at the Reference Desk if any of these tools might be helpful for you!

Sincerely,
Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director

dfasulo@minlib.net
1/18/2013

1 Comment »

  1. Comment by Mary
    April 26, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    I was trying to research how to lend out reading glasses at our local library. Have been donating new ones for the last two years. At first the patrons would return them to the basket before they left and then, for some strange reason, they seem to disappear. We put out one or two at a time and they still disappear…even with signs saying return them before leaving. Short of having someone check them out this system does not work. Just thought I would tell you. Great idea…but just doesn’t work. Have a great day.

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