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Talking Book and Braille Service
News and Updates

4/22/14 A new contracted Braille title about Easter, (BBR 44407) Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail arrived, as did a new Twin-Vision Braille Caldecott Medal-winning title, (BR 20037) A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead.

4/9/14 Big Red Report subscribers be aware that the publisher, Scout, has changed production of the magazine from 10 issues per year to 3 large issues per year. We will continue to record the periodical, but you should expect fewer issues to be sent your way.

4/7/14 Two new Twin-Vision contracted Braille titles, (BR 20045 and BR 20046) The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman and The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz are now available!

3/27/14 A new contracted Braille title, (BBR 48034) Collision Course: Titanic, Book 2 by Gordon Korman is now available! And don't forget to start with the first book in the series, Unsinkable (BBR 48033).

3/20/14 A new contracted Braille title, (BBR 44406) I'll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal is now available!

3/18/14 A new Twin-Vision contracted Braille title, (BR 20041) Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant by Kate Klise is now available!

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Here are a couple of promotional videos, one about our Nebraska Schools and Students service, and the other about our Nebraska Retirees service:

About Us

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 (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress.

TBBS provides free books and magazines 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.
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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.

Our collection of books and magazines is similar to those found in a public library. Special 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.

In addition to the free services mentioned above, we provide audio production and Braille embossing to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.

For more information, contact David Oertli.