Monday, May 23, 2011

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library is a Summer Library Program Partner

Librarians strive to serve everyone in their community. However, one audience that may be more difficult to support is youth with vision or physical disabilities.  The Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library is here to help!

The 2001 Summer Reading themes "One World, Many Stories" for children and "You Are Here" for teens provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about diversity and other cultures. 

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library has created theme related bibliographies and is offering incentives to encourage young readers to listen to the highlighted titles on their digital players.  Applications for digital players are available at the Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library website.

This specialized library is one of four statewide resource contracts supported at the state level by Universal Service Fund money through the Department of Public Instruction.  It offers audio books to children and adults who have a hard time reading standard print.  This includes, but is not limited to those who have a vision impairment, physical handicap or reading disability.

Colleagues on the friendly staff at the Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library are happy to assist librarians throughout the state.  Visit the website or call 1-800-242-8822 for more information!

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