The Idaho Commission for Libraries works in partnership with the local community to promote and deliver services to people with special needs. The Talking Book Advisory Board supports this strategic initiative by utilizing the knowledge and expertise of information providers and users throughout the state to improve service to Idaho citizens who cannot read standard print or have other special needs.
Public Service Announcement Statistics
Locally Recorded Book Conversion
Outreach to Other Audiences
2015 Postal Carrier of the Year
Postal Carrier of the Year update
Review of Good Standing and User Bill of Rights documents
Biennial survey review/next steps
BARD database feedback
BARD action plan update
“Say Yes to TBS” is a promotion designed to increase awareness of TBS in library staff, community members, and policy makers. Public libraries can register to participate in any of the following components of the promotion.
1. Library Promotion kits contains:
Talking Book Service Brochure: Available in both English and Spanish, this brochure outlines the service and allows the reader to request an information packet.
Buttons for staff
Demo digital player and cartridge of audio books
2. Louis Braille celebration
Share information about services for those with disabilities with Six Dots, a children’s book about Louis Braille and the development of the Braille writing system. Receive both a print and print/Braille copy of this title.
3. Library resources
Promote TBS to staff and community members with any of the following free resources and social media posts: