News and Updates
5/20/13 A new Braille title, (BBR 44400) Trains! by Susan E. Goodman is here!
5/15/13 Two new contracted Braille titles have come in, (BR 20012 and BR 20013) Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book by Rosemary Wells and Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse by Emily Arnold McCully.
5/14/13 The June 2013 Interchange is on our website here
5/6/13 Four new Twin-Vision Braille fiction titles are in, (BR 19037) Caldecott Honor book, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee, (BR 20007) Elsie's Bird by Jane Yolen, (BR 20008) Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale, (BR 20009) Clever JAck Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming.
4/30/13 This week we've gotten in four new Twin-Vision Braille titles! (BR 19035) Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World by Lita Judge, (BR 20004) Zero by Kathryn Otoshi, (BR 20005) For Good Measure: The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How Heavy, How Big, How Old, and (BR 20006) Country Road ABC: An Illustrated Journey Through America's Farmland.
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Here is a promotional video about our Nebraska Schools and Students service:
The Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS
) is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service
), a division of the
Library of Congress.
TBBS provides free books and magazines on cassette,
on digital cartridge, through digital download
, and in Braille to individuals with a
visual or physical condition
, or a
reading disability which limits use of regular print. Our transition to digital books and players continues to increase weekly.
In our in-house sound studios, we also record and produce audiobooks and audio-magazines from either Nebraska and regional authors or about Nebraska and the Great Plains. The recordings from our Nebraska Collection are made available for loan to our patrons.
of books and magazines is similar to those
found in a public library. Special cassette and digital playback equipment
is also provided free of charge. Our
descriptive video collection
offers audio description of the visual elements of movie and Public Television program videos and DVDs.
Books, magazines, videos, and players are mailed to and from our library postage-free.
Our library service is available
to individuals, as well as
schools and other
facilities, such as nursing homes, hospitals and senior citizen centers.
addition to the free services mentioned above, we provide
and Braille embossing
to nonprofit organizations and governmental