TBBS News and Updates Archive

7/6/20 Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service is now allowing pick-up service by appointment; please call ahead of time so we get your order ready to go. As a courtesy to our staff we would appreciate the use of masks and hand sanitizer and that you maintain physical distance from our staff when possible during your visit. Thank you!

3/23/20 We will close the Talking Book Library office space for walk-ins beginning Monday, March 23. This change is for staff and public health safety considerations. While temporary, we won’t have a certain date for re-opening for walk-in service. Information about closing our office space will be posted outside the front entry on the ground floor. The Talking Book Library will be open for business, as always, by phone, email, and website, 8-5 Monday through Friday.

2/3/20 You may have recently received a digital cartridge or a large print mailing from our library labelled "Interchange". Interchange is the quarterly newsletter of the Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service that keeps library patrons abreast of service changes and of new titles added to the Nebraska Books Collection. Interchange is available in audio, large print, Braille, and online. Access options for reading this publication here.

11/18/19 A new twinvision braille title (BR 22677) A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin has come in.

11/15/19 You may have recently received a digital cartridge or a large print mailing from our library labelled "Interchange". Interchange is the quarterly newsletter of the Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service that keeps library patrons abreast of service changes and of new titles added to the Nebraska Books Collection. Interchange is available in audio, large print, Braille, and online. Access options for reading this publication here.
Today we added seven new twin vision braille titles and three more Here's Hank books.

9/3/19 Three new twinvision braille titles (BR 22570, 22571, 22572, 22615, and 22618) Thank You Omu! by Oge Mora, Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly, and And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson have come in along with another Here's Hank book.

7/18/19 Three new twinvision braille titles (BR 22483, 22491 and 22512) Carmella Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena, Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, and Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson have come in; and another Here's Hank braille book.

6/7/19 Two new twinvision braille titles (BR 22441 and 22482) We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell and Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome have come in; and another Here's Hank braille book.

5/10/19 Three new twinvision braille titles (BR 22341, 22342 and 22440) How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere, Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, and The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer have come in.

4/23/19 Two new twinvision braille titles (BR 22438 and 22439) If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams and The Rough Patch by Brian Lies have come in, as well as a new braille Here's Hank title.

3/18/19 A new twinvision braille title (BR 22389) Best Frints at Skrool by Antoinette Portis has come in.

3/4/19 Two new twinvision braille titles (BR 22340 and 22390) Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker and We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins have come in.

2/19/19 A new magazine is available on cartridge for your enjoyment. Similar to “Your Dog” Magazine and from the same publisher, "Catnip" is a monthly nationally-circulated newsletter for caring cat owners presenting feline medical and behavioral information. All published articles are reviewed by board members who are affiliated with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and its hospitals. If interested in subscribing, please contact your readers advisor.

2/1/19 In January we added four new twinvision braille titles (BR 22041, 22043, 22048 and 22343) Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, The Library Book by Tom Chapin, La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, and A Round of Robins by Katie Hesterman; we also received five additional braille titles, including two Here's Hank series books, a christmas book, and two tactile books from NASA.

11/2/18 Two new twinvision braille titles (BR 22044 and 22047) Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Forever or a Day by Sarah Jacoby have come in.

10/29/18 American Printing House for the Blind has lost funding and can no longer record magazines; consequently we regret that we can no longer distribute Newsweek magazine. If you are interested in alternative news periodicals please visit our magazine listing on the catalogs webpage.

10/17/18 Two new twinvision braille titles (BR 22040 and 22045) Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed and A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Marlon Bundo have come in.

9/27/18 A new twinvision braille title (BR 22038) All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle has come in.

9/18/18 A new twinvision braille title (BR 22042) Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper has come in.