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The Museum of Deaf LIBRARY

NEW IN 2023!

Registered and listed with the State Library of Kansas

Our tiny library has a humble collection of 650+ books and is managed by a rotating team of awesome volunteers. This library solely focuses on a unique collection of books and items on anything and everything about Deaf people, their experiences, history, languages, arts and culture. Including books written by diverse authors, whether Deaf or non-Deaf, from a broad spectrum of ideologies from extreme audism to embracing Deafhood.  Identifying and tagging such educates the public on how to recognize audism and practice being anti-audist.

 

This treasured gem of a library, like no other in the U.S.A., is a constant work of progress and expansion made possible by donors like you.

 

At this time, our books are not available for check-out, however, we encourage visiting in-person or virtually to browse the collection and to donate books from our wishlist to help expand the Museum of Deaf Library's collection!

A virtual tour of the tiny but mighty Museum of Deaf Library!

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Meet the Museum of Deaf Library's

Volunteer Librarian, Shirley Sears!

 

Shirley, the volunteer Librarian, loves books, especially any book written and illustrated by Deaf Authors and Artists! Such books are a rarity and are hard to find. Shirley hopes that changes as more Deaf start to write and/or illustrate books. For her, It is like a treasure hunt to find such hidden gems!

 

Shirley has donated countless hours for the last 8 months and continuing, in sorting, cataloging, and tagging books, such as identifying which books promote audism and/or touches on audism. Identifying and tagging such educates the public on how to recognize audism and practice being anti-audist. All this is being done to make it possible for online public viewing and educating worldwide!

Please consider becoming a donor to support the efforts of preserving all words used to create books about Deaf people!

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DONATE!

DONATE A BOOK!

Go to the Museum of Deaf Library's wishlist and find a book(s) you'd like to donate to the library.  Purchases can be done through any online book store, such as Amazon.  Mark it as a gift to allow you to make a note of who it's donated from, then ship it to:

Museum of Deaf Library

455 East Park St.

Olathe, KS 66061

THANK YOU!

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