Blog posts in Talking Book Service

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Summer Reading for Everyone

Idaho's libraries have wonderful Summer Reading programs for the children, tweens, and teens in their communities.

Talking Book Service in local news

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Karen Lehr, Anchor/Reporter for KIVI 6 On Your Side and KNIN Fox 9, came to Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on April 29 to do a story on our Talking Books Service and volunteer program. She interviewed ICfL's Volunteer Coordinator Sheila Winther and Regional Talking Book Librarian Sue Walker.

Locally Recorded TBS Books Go National

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In April, the Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS) received an invitation from the National Library Service (NLS) to join the first pilot project to evaluate locally recorded books as a first step to adding these Idaho books to the Braille and Audio Reading Database (BARD).

Talking Book Service Postal Carrier of 2012

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Idaho's Talking Book Service (TBS) provides audio and Braille books and magazines to approximately 3400 users statewide.  All materials, including players, are delivered to the user and returned to the TBS via Free Postage for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

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Summer Reading for Students Unable to Read Standard Print!

Talking Book Service users are encouraged to participate in Summer Reading.

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Be a Voter!!

Voting in the May 15th primary is more complicated than in the past.  Some polling places have changed and regulations for voting in the party primaries have changed.  Secretary of State Ben Ysura shares all the information you need to vote in audio format.  Contact the

Talking Book Service campaign

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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.

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BARD institutional accounts now available

Institutions are now eligible to apply for accounts to download from BARD, the database of digital titles for those unable to read standard print.

Happy Birthday National Library Service!

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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.

Accessible Voting

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Don't let physical restrictions limit your ability to vote! All Idaho polling locations have several alternatives to allow those with physical challenges to vote. includes information on accessible voting, registering to vote, voting locations, the general election candidate list. amd much more.