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Every Tuesday morning, like clockwork, Jan Bond goes to the state library. She's been going for nearly ten years. And even though she's not an employee, she knows her way around.

During each visit, she'll spend three hours reading and recording books and newspapers for people who can't see the pages. The resulting flash drives are checked out to those who request them.

"I am so blessed to be able to do this volunteer work. I feel like I get as much back as I am giving," says Jan.
     
Jan spent twenty years of her career as a library media specialist, so this opportunity was right up her alley. Some books can take months to finish.

"Well, sometimes, I get so caught up in the book that I'm just anxious to get back the next week and get back to my book again. I love to read, and this is just another way of completing book after book that I probably wouldn't be reading at home," says Jan.

You know how you don't think you sound like yourself when you hear your voice played back to you? Jan got over that a long time ago and just tries her best to be consistent from day to day.

"Speaking with the patrons, and it comes full circle for me when I realize how much they benefit from this. Otherwise, they would not be able to have the printed word in front of them. This way, it is brought to them," says Jan.

She and about 70 other volunteer readers in the Talking Books program mainly focus on North Dakota authors and periodicals, since the best sellers are recorded elsewhere and shared nationwide.

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