Talking Books News

National Library Service Newsletter (NLS)
To find out what is happening at NLS and how they are working to improve programs and services for members, visit the NLS website site where you can also gain access to the archives of all previous newsletters.

Alicia Waters Appointed Library Services Coordinator
[May 29, 2018] The Office of Library and Information Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Waters to the position of Library Services Coordinator, overseeing the Talking Books and OLIS Libraries. See full information by going to link above.

National Library Services Promotion for Talking Books (video)
The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) launched a major outreach campaign to educate the public about the free services it provides to U.S. residents with visual impairments and other disabilities. Through the RI Talking Books Library (TBL), qualified RI residents can apply to the program by filling out an Application.

Rhode Island Center for the Book
This year's Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Talking Books Library has the book available as a digital hardcopy (DB87441), or you may download the book via the BARD database with an account. Call us at (401) 574-9310 or email us at talking.books@olis.ri.gov to order your book.

2018 Rhode Island Latino Books Month Winners
Here are the 2018 Rhode Island Latino books month winners. You may download these titles from BARD. For questions, call us at 401-574-9310 or email us.

BARD Express
BARD Express will make browsing BARD audio materials, downloading titles, and transferring them to a cartridge or USB drive much easier for many patrons using a windows PC. Login to BARD with your current user ID and password and go to "Additional Links" then select "BARD Express".

BARD Mobile App for IOS Devices
The updated version 1.1 of the app is now available at the App Store.

Free BARD Mobile App now available for Kindle Fire Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Kindle Fire devices is now available at the Amazon Appstore.

BARD Mobile App for Android Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store.

Accessible Rhode Island
Guide to RI restaurants, libraries, cultural sites and recreational opportunities surveyed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Need help in finding materials to read? Check out the Talking Books Library Reading Lists.