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Local Recording Studio

The BTBL Local Recording Studio Program records books and magazines of Michigan and Great Lakes interest, as well as books by Michigan authors. The recordings are also made available to Libraries for the Blind nationwide. This is a volunteer based program managed by Librarian Betsie Branch. Volunteers are needed for all stages of audio book production, from monitoring to editing recorded audio books. We request a commitment of 2 hours per week. Technical training is provided. For more information about the program, contact Betsie at 800-992-9012 or

Recording Booth

The pronunciation guide - 'You Say It How in Michigan?' for Michigan Names and Places - was initially developed by BTBL for narrators across the country during audio book production to get Michigan name and place pronunciations right. For suggestions, comments, or corrrections, please contact the library.