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Your Donations Give Life to Talking Books

Gifts to the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library broaden the choices available to our users.  Donation funds are used to do all of the following:

  • Expand our collection of Descriptive Videos
  • Provide access to the audio newspaper service NFB-Newsline.
  • Help more Oregonians learn about our library
  • Record local-interest books by Oregon authors

Your gifts, be they large or small, can make a huge difference in the lives of many people.  Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library.

GIVE NOW using our secure online site

Of course you may always send cash or check to our address:

Talking Books
State Library of Oregon
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301

For further information contact our Donations Coordinator at 503-378-5014 or

Our Endowment Fund is making a difference!

Since 2001, our Endowment Fund has been growing, and growing, and growing.....and is now over two and a half million dollars!

With an Endowment Fund, we invest the principal and use the interest to enhance and sustain Talking Books.

You can make a difference in the future of the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library either in your lifetime, or through your will.  Gifts can be made directly to our Endowment Fund to provide for the long term health of the Talking Books library.

Here are 3 ways to make a gift to our Endowment Fund:

Send a check requesting that your gift be added to the Endowment Fund to: Talking Books, 250 Winter St NE, Salem, OR 97301.
Add the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library to your will and join the Irene Price Society (see more information below).

For futher information contact Elke Bruton at 971-375-3509 or

Join the Irene Price Society

Creating a legacy is a way to support a cause you love in a long-term way.  A legacy is a bequest of assets you designate for the Talking Books library.  This action can be done in several ways: by naming the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library in your will or living trust, or by designating Talking Books as a beneficiary of an individual retirement plan or life insurance policy.

When you create a legacy to Talking Books you will join our Irene Price Society.  For more information about the Irene Price Society and how to create your legacy, please click this link to visit our planned giving page.