Interchange Newsletter for Nebraska Talking Book & Braille Services

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Talking Book and Braille Service
1200 N Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508-2023

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Interchange Newsletter

Summer 2020

Vol. 3, No. 1

Message from Our Staff

Long-time no see! Starting July 6th, Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service will begin allowing patrons entrance to our library by appointment. Since the pandemic is still very much a reality, our staff is still socially distancing and we are therefore continuing to have only one Readers Advisor at the desk at a time.

If you are going to be in downtown Lincoln and would like to come pick-up your books in person, give us a call ahead of time and we will get your order ready to go. When you come in at your appointed time, we will have a table to the left of the main doors for pick-ups and drop-offs so that we can all social distance, and so that our staff can sanitize the space for everyone’s safety!

Additionally, we would all appreciate the use of masks and hand sanitizer when you come in and that you remain six feet apart from your friendly librarian! Bathrooms and drinking fountains will not be open to our guests at this time, so please plan accordingly. We ask that you not loiter after your order pick-up to provide the space we need to sanitize after your visit. Lastly, please be aware that if you are more than fifteen-minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will have to reschedule.

We look forward to seeing your friendly faces and providing you with books. Thank you for your patience as we get through this difficult time.

Readers Services Division, Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service

Recently Books Recorded from Our Studios

DBC01971 The Wheeling Year by Ted Kooser. Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Ted Kooser, covetous of his friend Keith Jacobshagen's journals of everyday observations, proceeds to write his own. This book contains Kooser's sketches and landscape studies made out of words and he has thrown in a few observations about life. 2014.

DBC01972 It’s Not Going to Kill You and Other Stories by Erin Flanagan. Another entry in the Flyover Fiction Series. This is a collection of sharp-witted and tenderhearted short stories about flawed but striving individuals who try to move beyond missed opportunities, missteps, and miscommunication. Contains, some strong language and descriptions of sex.

Magazines from Our Studios

During times of crisis, sometimes people look to higher powers to help guide them through the difficult days. If this is you, then you may be interested in Guideposts Magazine and Angels on Earth.

Guideposts - True Stories of Hope and Inspiration is packed with inspirational true stories, heartwarming celebrity stories, unforgettable family moments, stories of extraordinary moments and everyday miracles, and quotes from today’s positive thinkers.

Angels on Earth is a bimonthly magazine from Guideposts, presents true stories about heavenly angels and humans who have played angelic roles in daily life.

Order Form and Mailing Instructions

Mark the books and magazines you wish to order, then put this page into an envelope and mail to:

Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service
The Atrium, 1200 N St, Ste 120
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-2023

Or call 1-402-471-4038 or 1-800-742-7691. You can also order online by going to