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New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center

The 3rd Annual TBBC Golf Classic. It's Tee Time for Talking Books!

Get ready to get outdoors and enjoy the weather with a fun-filled day of GOLF! The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is hosting a day of friendly competition, fine dining, contest & prizes, and much more!

When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Read Our Winter 2014 Newsletter

Enjoy our Winter 2014 newsletter and read all about the innovative projects underway here at the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center.

Find our Winter 2014 newsletter here.

 

 

Welcome BARD Mobile! App for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

The BARD Mobile App has arrived for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users! You must have version 4.3 or higher of the iOS operating system to use the app. This is such great news for us and for our members. You can now enjoy your Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) audiobooks, audio magazines and Braille files on your Apple mobile device.

Read our Current Newsletter: Insights Summer 2012

We just published a new edition of our newsletter.  Read all about TBBC's latest news and get a few tips in the Summer 2012 edition of our Insights newsletter.

The Braille and Audio Reading Download Site (BARD)

The Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD) is down today for maintenance.  We expect the BARD service to be restored tomorrow.

If you have questions, call us at 800-792-8322.

Find your Inner BARD. It's National Poetry Month!

It's National Poetry Month and it is time to find your inner bard!  Be inspired by other poets and share your favorites.  Here are several online resources from the The Academy of American Poets (AAP):

Bergen County Division of Disability Services Partners to Bring The Library of Congress to its Clients

The Bergen County Division of Disability Services (BCDDS), the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC), and the Johnson Public Library (JPL) have partnered to bring TBBC’s no-cost, home-delivered accessible reading services to Bergen County residents who need a more effective way to read.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarships are Available!

The deadline for academic scholarships from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is quickly approaching.  The application deadline is March 31st, 2014. Need more information? Visit the NFB web site at https://www.nfb.org/scholarships

We Honor Black History Month

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) honors Black History Month by placing a spotlight on Zora Neale Hurston, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance movement. Enjoy this brief profile of Zora from the Smithsonian Channel.

South Brunswick Library Partners to Serve a Family with Special Needs

The South Brunswick Public Library (SBPL) and the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) have partnered to bring TBBC’s no-cost, home-delivered accessible reading services to South Brunswick residents.   TBBC’s services, known as the “Outspoken Library,” serve New Jersey residents (children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print or who cannot hold

Dusty's Law Protects Service Animals and Guide Dogs

New Jersey service animals and guide dogs just received more protection.  Dusty's Law (P.L. 2013 c.205) has been signed into law.  It establishes criminal penalties for interfering with or harming a service animal or guide dog.

TBBC Honors Dr. King

Listen to TBBC staff and volunteers describe how the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have influenced our lives.

http://media.audiovision-nj.org/lbh/king.mp3

We Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We join the world to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here is a link to a NPR story on Dr. King's "Mountaintop" speech delivered on April 3rd, 1968 in Memphis. It was his last speech. Dr. King was assassinated the next day. This link has an audio news story and an audio excerpt from the speech.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89326670

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