Library eBook app has special features for dyslexia, visually impaired readers

Did you know your local library has a way to access digital books with a dyslexic font option as a reading setting?

Within the Libby app, there is a setting to ensure reading comfort as they focus on finding and enjoying their next great read.

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. The dyslexic font, or dyslexie, is designed so that each letter is unique. Letters and words have extra distance between them to combat reversal and flipping of letters. Additionally, capital letters are bolder to help readers identify new sentences. The dyslexic font option in OverDrive joins a list of features geared toward reading inclusion or “reading happiness.”

Also within the app, you can adjust the spacing, font size and screen color to make your reading experience more enjoyable.

Your local library has thousands of eBooks and e-audiobooks available that you can borrow for free using your mobile device through the Lycoming County Library System.

A link to get the free Libby app is available at .

Pennsylvania residents also are eligible for a free digital library card through the Free Library of Philadelphia to access their Libby collection. For more information, visit and click “get a library card” and select the “online” option to get a card.

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