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Talking Book and Braille Service
News and Updates

2/7/17 A new contracted braille title, (BBR 45030) Pete the Cat and the New Guy by James Dean has come in; also new twinvision braille titles (BR 21082, 21088 and 21091) Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, The Night Gardener by Terry and Eric Fan, and Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie.

1/13/17 A new contracted braille title, (BBR 45029) Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean has come in; also a new twinvision braille title (BR 21084) I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty.

1/4/17 Library of Congress launches new software to simplify download of BARD material. See article here.

12/9/16 A new twinvision braille title, (BR 21083) Ida, Always by Caron Levis and Charles Santoso has come in.

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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 audiobooks and audio magazines and braille through the mail and through digital download to individuals with a visual or physical condition, or a reading disability which limits use of regular print.
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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 consists of books and magazines similar to those found in a public library. Our playback equipment is provided on long-term-loan free of charge. And the materials in our collection and the playback equipment 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 Scott Scholz.