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Outspoken Library

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Welcome to the Outspoken Library! The Outspoken Library is the welcoming name given to all of the services provided by The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC).  Phase One of this project was the installation of Outspoken Library computer kiosks in libraries. These kiosks were designed to bring all of our services to ONE portal and to enhance the visibility of TBBC's services in New Jersey's libraries. TBBC has installed forty-two Outspoken Library computer kiosks across New Jersey; thirty-seven of these are at public libraries. The presence of the Outspoken Library in New Jersey public libraries assists TBBC in reaching the caregivers, neighbors, friends and loved ones of those who need our services.

Each Outspoken Library kiosk has live links to services administered through TBBC such as TBBC’s very own Audiovision Newspaper Reading Service and the National Federation for the Blind’s Newsline with over 300 newspapers, magazines and wire services.  Access to the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site is also available. BARD currently provides over 25,000 digital audiobooks, as well as current and past issues of dozens of audio magazines.  BARD audiobooks and audio magazines can be downloaded to a flash drive and will play only on the TBBC-issued digital talking book player.  Video demonstrations and instructions on how to do a BARD download are also found on each Outspoken Library kiosk.

The New Jersey State Library has partnered with numerous public libraries across New Jersey.  The State Library has also partnered with New Jersey’s Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired; New Jersey’s Department of Veteran Affairs and the United States Veterans’ Administration to place the Outspoken Library in selected sites.

Phase Two of the Outspoken Library will be the Virtual Outspoken Library. Watch for that coming soon!

Here is a list of public libraries in New Jersey that have chosen to have accounts with TBBC and that have been trained on our services between 2010-2012. Those with an asterisk have an Outspoken Library kiosk:

ATLANTIC COUNTY:

BERGEN COUNTY:

BURLINGTON COUNTY:

CAMDEN COUNTY:

CAPE MAY COUNTY:

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:

  • New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home – Vineland, NJ*

ESSEX COUNTY:

GLOUCESTER COUNTY:

HUDSON COUNTY:

HUNTERDON COUNTY:

Hunterdon County Library-Flemington*

MERCER COUNTY:

MIDDLESEX COUNTY:

MONMOUTH COUNTY:

MORRIS COUNTY:

OCEAN COUNTY:

PASSAIC COUNTY:

SOMERSET COUNTY:

SUSSEX COUNTY:

UNION COUNTY:

WARREN COUNTY:

 Warren County Library-Belvidere*