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Talking Book and Braille Service
News and Updates

1/28/16 Two new twin-vision contracted braille titles have come in, (BR 21065) Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird by Misty Copeland, and (BR 21066) Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson.

1/15/16 Three new twin-vision contracted braille titles have come in, (BR 21056) Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, (BR 21061) Cat and Bunny by Mary Lundquist, and (BR 21064) Such a Little Mouse by Alice Schertle.

1/12/16 Nationally-Distributed magazines have added several subscriptions on digital cartridge that we also offer as locally-distributed magazines: Audubon, Cowboys and Indians, Humpty Dumpty, Missouri Conservationist, National Geographic Traveler, Oklahoma Today, Playboy, Seventeen, Smithsonian, Southern Living, and Vital Speeches of the Day. Nebraska patrons are free to subscribe to either National or Local versions of these periodicals by contacting their Readers Advisor.

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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 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 Scott Scholz.