Vaughn Public Library

Serving the public since 1888

For Patrons With Special Needs

Medical Walkers

A couple of new devices to better assist our library patrons are now at VPL.  Near the Circulation Desk, a walker is available for use by mobility challenged persons.  The walker was acquired through a LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant from NWLS (Northern Waters Library Service).

Basket & Cart

There are two baskets and a cart available for patron use.  These are located near the Circulation Desk.

Hearing Loop

In Spring, 2012 through a LSTA grant from NWLS, a Hearing Loop was installed at the Circulation Desk (North) in the library.  This device enables the amplification of the human voice via a microphone, so that a patron (or Library Staff member) with a hearing device can "hear" the other person.

Mono Mouse

The visually challenged will be aided by the availability of a “MonoMouse”.  Two of these devices were donated to the library from the Ashland Lions Club and the Faith Lutheran Church Youth Group of Mason and are available for checkout.  The Mono-Mouse is a device which plugs into an electrical outlet and into a video input of a television set.  The “mouse” can be moved across printed materials, and the text will display on the television screen, much larger.  Inquire at the Circulation Desk to check out a MonoMouse.


The Circulation Desk has several magnifiers available for patron use, including a hand-held and a 'bar'.


VPL provides outreach service to a nursing home in Ashland.  Mail-A-Book is available through the Northern Waters Library Service.

Library Hours

Monday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday: Closed

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