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Jacksonville Public Library Celebrates ‘Audiobook Month’

The American Publishers Association has designated June as audiobook month. The Jacksonville Public Library is celebrating the month by touting its free audiobook delivery service. The library offers so-called “talking books” and magazines to city residents who are blind or living with physical disabilities.

Susan Mason is blind and says she’s been reading books on tape since she was 5-years-old. Mason says the library’s delivery service keeps her up-to-date with the latest titles.

Mason said, “These all are done by professional readers, who at one time, I think a lot of them were actors and actresses. But they are high, high quality. ”

The audiobooks are shipped to users free of charge and are checked out like any other library book.

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Taylor Johnson has been practicing on-air journalism since the fifth grade, bringing over 10 years of experience to WJCT as a Summer Intern. Growing up in Lakeland, Florida, she followed her passion for production to the University of North Florida where she is currently double majoring in production and journalism. Taylor will graduate with her bachelor's degrees in December.