Luisterpuntbibliotheek - Flemish Library for Audio Books and Braille Books
The Flemish Library for Audio Books and Braille Books is a public library, which lends books in an adapted form to those who are blind or visually impaired and to other persons who are print-impaired.
Its goal lies in delivering books in an adapted form to all persons who are not able to read conventionally printed books. Blind persons, visually impaired elderly persons, persons who are bedridden or have a disorder of muscles or joints, children wirh dyslexie and all those who are unable to read or have difficulties reading a printed book, can contact Luisterpunt.
Our books are available in two special formats: audio books and braille books.
For the moment the collection includes over 23 000 Daisy books (these are audio books) and 12 000 braille books. The complete collection of books can be consulted in our on line catalogue: http://daisybraille.bibliotheek.be.
To reach the special target group of print-impaired persons the Library for Audio Books and Braille Books works as a mailing library. This means that we send the books in an adapted package to our readers home. Afterwards the reader sends the books back in the same package.
Becoming a member of the library and lending books is free of charge, as are the postal services.
Schools, homes for elderly people, public libraries and other institutions can also get a Daisy collection of about 100 audio books or more for free. For the moment 85% of all the Flemish public libraries in Flanders and Brussels has a Daisy collection and a Daisy player.
The Flemish Library for Audio Books and Braille Books is a specialized public library, which receives grants from the Flemish Government within the decree on local cultural policy (the main targets in this decree are local cultural policy, public libraries and cultural centres). In this decree two specialized public libraries get grants: the public library of the Red Cross and the Flemish Library for Audio Books and Braille Books.
Luisterpunt is situated in Brussels (Gustave Schildknechtstraat 28, B-1020 Brussel - Laken). As mentioned Luisterpunt works as a mailing library. Daily postal bags with Daisy books and braille books are sent to our readers in Flanders and Brussels.
Communication and promotion
To promote our library and our unique service to the target groups, we participate at all kind of fairs and initiatives that are held by different organisations who work for those different target groups.
Moreover we organise our own campaigns. For those promotion campaigns we work with a lot of strategic partners and stakeholders.