News and Updates
11/22/13 A new contracted Braille book came in today! A Step 3 Step into Reading title, (BBR 47150) Twinky, the Dinky Dog by Kate Klimo.
11/20/13 A new Twin-Vision Braille book arrived today! Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds is appropriate for preschool-grade 2 readers and looks to be both scary and humorous. Check it out today!
11/19/13 We have had a real windfall lately and received yet another large donation of Braille books from a thoughtful patron. Please visit our catalogs page
for descriptions of any of our Braille books!
11/13/13 The December 2013 Interchange is on our website here
10/16/13 Thanks to a very thoughtful donation, we've added eight new braille titles to our contracted braille collection, plus a few extra copies of titles in our existing collection. Here's a sampling: (BBR 35046) Brian's Winter: Brian Hatchet, Book 3 by Gary Paulsen, (BBR 00620) Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test by Cynthia Rylant, (BBR 48012) The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden, and (BBR 48013) Barack Obama by Heather Lehr Wagner. Contact your Readers Advisor
and check one out today!
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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:
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 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