Free Chapter Lending Library

These resources are available freeto families with deaf and hard of hearing children and the proffessionals that serve them.  You may use the form at the bottom of the page to request materials.  Materials are due back one month after you recieve them.  If you need more time, please contact us to let us know when you will be returning the resource.  If you are looking for a specific DVD, book, or periodical and don't find it here, please contact us to request it.  Thank you!

Available Resources


"Celebration of Deaf Dance" Gallaudet University (VHS) 

"The Hearing World Around Me", Trix Bruce describes what it is like to be a deaf person among the hearing (DVD)

 "Summer's Story", A collection of videos about life experience with a cochlear implant (DVD)

ASL Resources:

A Basic Course in American Sign Language, Tom Humphries, Carol Padden, Terrence J. O'Rourke

Caring for Young Children: Signing for Day Care Providers and Sitters, by Stanley H. Collins

My First Book of Sign Language, Joaqn Holub: Basic signs for very young children

Signing at School, Picture Book by S. Harold Collins

Signing: How to Speak with Your Hands, Elaine Costello

Signing Illustrated: The Complete Learning Guide, Mickey Flodin

Signing Time: Series 1, Series 2, Baby Signing Time, terrific series aimed at young children learning American  Sign Language (DVD)

Sign Language Flash Cards 1: Diaper Bag Dictionary First Signs by Signing Smart

Signs of the Times, Edgar H. Shroyer

Children's Books:

Alex and the Scary Things, Melissa Moses, A story to help children who have experienced something scary

El Deafo, Cece Bell, In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. (Newbery Honor Book)

Having Hearing Aids, Oticon book by 8 year old Peter Augustine

Let's Hear it for Almigal, Wendy Kupfer, This fun and original picture book introduces Almigal, a spunky little girl with hearing loss who is now determined to hear every single sound in the universe thanks to her new cotton candy pink cochlear implants.

Oliver Gets Hearing Aids, Phonak Elephant book

Otto Hears All About It, Oticon Mouse Book

Otto's Cooler Color, Oticon Mouse Coloring and Activity Book


Anything But Silent, Compilation of the most thought provoking articles by renowned deaf writer Mark Drolsbaugh

The Book of Choice, Leanne Seaver: Compilation of stories and wisdom from former Hands & Voices Executive Director. Available in English or Spanish. Join now for your own free copy!

Chelsea, Paul Ogden: story of Paul and his signal dog

Deaf Like Me, Thomas S Spradley and James P Spradley: story of a deaf girl's experience with trying to learn to speak and sign language 

Deafness: Life and Culture II, National Association of the Deaf, A Deaf American Monograph edited by Mervin D. Garretson

Educational Advocacy For Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: The Hands & Voices Guidebook, by Cheryl DeConde Johnson, EdD, Leeanne Seaver, MA, Janet DesGeorge: The H&V Guidebook is the essential book for families, advocates, and professionals who support the education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Can also serve as a textbook for students in the field.

For Hearing People Only, Matthew S Moore and Linda Levitan: question and answer format of FAQ concerning deaf people, their community, and their language

Growing Up Deaf, Autobiography by Rose Dizzo

Moment of Truth, Robert R. Davila: the story of a deaf leader, ninth president of Gallaudet University

The Parenting Journey, Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Putz, Karen: Karen Putz grew up hard of hearing and became deaf as a teen. When her own kids began losing their hearing one by one, she figured she had all the answers. She quickly learned it was a whole other ball game to be a parent of deaf and hard of hearing kids. Karen shares the twists and turns of her journey and the wisdom she's learned along the way.

The Parents' Guide to Cochlear Implants, Patricia M Chute and Mary Ellen Nevins: complete guide to the process of cochlear implantation

KidPower Resources:

The links below will take you to the page where these materials can be purchased.  To borrow them from Delaware Families for Hands & Voices, please use the request form at the bottom of this page.

10 Bilingual People Safety Assignments in English and Spanish: Teaching Children and Youth Ages 5 to 14 How to Be Safe With People, Van der Zande, Irene

10 People Safety Assignments: Teaching Children and Youth Ages 5 to 14 How to Be Safe With People, Van der Zande, Irene

Bullying - What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe, Van der Zande, Irene

Kidpower Introductory Guide: Spanish Edition: Como Ensenar Habilidades de Autoproteccion y Confianza a Ninos y Jovenes: La Guia Introductaria de Kidpower para Padres y Maestros (Spanish Edition), van der Zande, Irene

Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, van der Zande, Irene

Fullpower Safety Comics: Personal Safety for Teens and Adults In Cartoons and Basic Language, van der Zande, Irene

How to Teach Self-Protection and Confidence Skills to Young People: Kidpower Introductory Guide for Parents and Teachers, van der Zande, Irene

Kidpower Bi-Lingual Safety Comics: Los Comics de Seguridad Para Adultos Con Ninos Mayores (Spanish Edition), van der Zande, Irene,Golert, Amanda,Gamez, Maria Gisella

The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, Van der Zande, Irene

Kidpower Older Kids Safety Comics: An Introduction to "People Safety" for Older Children Ages 9-13 and Their Adults, van der Zande, Irene

Kidpower Safety Comics: An Introduction to "People Safety" for Younger Children Ages 3-10 and Their Adults, van der Zande, Irene

Los Comics de Seguridad de Kidpower/Kidpower Safety Comics: Para Adultos con Ninos 3-10/ For Adults with Children Ages 3-10 (Spanish Edition), Van der Zande, Irene,Golert, Amanda

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