Special Needs Services
The Evergreen Park Public Library is a completely ADA-accessible facility. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability for any library presentation should please contact the library at 708.422.8522 at least five working days prior to the event.
Books by Mail Service - Homebound Delivery
The library's Books by Mail Service provides books and other library materials (Evergreen Park items only) to homebound people of all ages who live in the village. The service is only for individuals who are unable to leave home because of a temporary or permanent disability. Call 708.422.8522 to register for the Books by Mail service. Participants can request specific materials by telephone, or online through the SWAN catalog.
How does it work?
- A maximum of six items per bag are mailed in a reusable shipping bag.
- The check-out period for each item is three weeks. The items can be renewed by phone if no one is waiting.
- Items are returned in the same bag. Reverse the address card and deposit the bag in a mail box or give it to your postal carrier. Postage is pre-paid by the library.
The Books by Mail Homebound Delivery Service is funded through the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation.
The Lions Club of Evergreen Park is a community minded service organization especially committed to serving the blind and visually disabled in Evergreen Park. The Lions Club makes an annual donation to the Evergreen Park Public Library for the purchase of books in large print and books on tape. The sight impaired in our community heavily uses these collections. The Lions Club also recycles for sight with a used eyeglass collection box on the Recycling Shelves in the foyer of the library.
The Lions Club of Evergreen Park, through the John and Marilyn Brazzale Memorial Fund, partnered with the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation to present the library with a Merlin HD Magnifier with 22” LCD monitor. This special low-vision machine brings high resolution color and contrast to give patrons with visual impairment vastly improved ability to read and write. The Merlin Magnifier is located in the computer lab in the Adult Services Department.
The Office of Citizens' Services mini-bus provides service to Evergreen Park senior citizens and disabled adults. For more information click here to visit the Office of Citizens' Services website.
PLOWs is a social service agency focusing on services to seniors 60 and older. Offers a variety of services especially designed to help low income seniors in Palos, Lemont, Orland, and Worth townships. Phone (708) 361-0219. Web site www.plows.org
Resource List for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Click here for a resource list (in large print) of agencies, companies, and organizations serving persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)
TBBS serves any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability, providing a full range of library services and specializing in braille and audio books. Illinois residents can contact TBBS toll free at 800.665.5576, ext 1.