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Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Blog posts in Talking Book Service
Talking Book Service users are encouraged to participate in Summer Reading.
The Commission’s “Never Stop Reading” campaign to promote the Talking Book Service (TBS), began in October and will run through June 2012. This statewide outreach, intended to provide information about TBS to potential users and their family and friends, features a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that focuses on the variety of titles available to TBS users.
On Thursday, March 3, the Talking Book Service (TBS) will host an Open House at ICfL from 1-3 pm to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the National Library Service (NLS) which supplies the audio books, magazines and players for TBS to loan to users statewide.
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ICFL staff is prepared to "Beat the Heat" with hats and sunglasses for TBS Awareness Day. 20 public libraries statewide are planning activities during the week of August 17-21. Activities will:
- Raise Idaho's citizens awareness about this free, statewide service
- Highlight resources available in local libraries for persons unable to read standard print
Earlier this week I visited 7 public libraries in Bingham, Bonneville, and Jefferson counties to discuss the Talking Book Service. I enjoyed meeting with library staff and touring their libraries. I was impressed with the variety of resources available to persons unable to read standard print.
We've just finished selecting the 1500+ titles that will be distributed in digital format when the Talking Book Service transition begins next year. These titles will be available on cartridges and will play on the new digital players.
The transition to the digital format in the Talking Book Service presents a whole new way to read for those requiring reading alternatives. Users can now download books from NLS BARD onto specialized players. The database is available 24/7 and contains a growing collection (more than 11,000 titles at this time) of books from the NLS collection.