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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - State budget cuts forced the Dougherty County Public Library for the Blind and Handicapped to shut down.   The Sub-regional Library for the Blind is located on the fourth floor of the Dougehrty County downtown library.  

 It includes 25,000 books on cassette, but it will close July 1st. The library services more than 650 people plus nursing homes in 13 counties.

Most of them request the tapes by phone and receive them in the mail so the Dougherty Library Director says the closing shouldn't have a major effect on most patrons.

"It's very important,' said Librarian Katy Sinquefield. "We hear so much from individuals who receive their books on tape. This is their life line."

The Library for the Blind Patrons in Dougherty County and communities to the north and east will now be served by the Macon Library. Their number is 1-800-805-7613. 

Those to the west and south will be served by the Bainbridge library. Their number for service is 1-800-795-2680.

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