Improving Lives Through Audiobooks

Has our free audiobook service helped you through the challenges of Covid-19? If so, we would like to ask for your help.

My name is Annie, I’m almost 87, and have been partially sighted for several years. During this time I have listened to many great stories from Calibre. Before, I loved to read. In May this year I had Covid-19 and a pace-maker fitted, most of my 2 week stay in hospital I was in isolation so you can imagine what a lifeline your books were to me.
Annie, Calibre Member, Luton

We need your help to raise £140,000 urgently needed to run our service this year.  For context, it will cost £1.5 million to provide our service, and we expect to grow our membership to 17,500 - that’s an average cost of £85 per member.

Just a wee note to say “thank you” from myself and my daughter for giving her access to your library. Meg is 9 and very dyslexic. Audiobooks have been great for her and she loves the worlds of Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl amongst others. Who doesn’t? 
Chris, Dad of Meg, Young Calibre member, Alva, Scotland

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