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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.

Lions Club of Evergreen Park

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.

Merlin Magnifier

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.

Mini-Bus

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

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 Talking Book Outreach Center

The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center provides books and magazines in audio and braille format for individuals unable to read standard print  due to physical or visual limitation. There is no charge for books or the special playback equipment required for the materials. All items are sent postage free via U.S. Mail directly to and returned from the reader.   BARD Apps are available to download books to smart phones or tablets.  For instructions on how to initiate service or for questions about eligibility, please call 800-426-0709 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..