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Interchange Newsletter

Spring 2022



Talking Book Topics

Back in February, those of you who were subscribed to the large print version of Talking Book Topics were sent the audio version of the January-February issue of Talking Book Topics.

According to the National Library Service (NLS): “Patrons who subscribe to Talking Book Topics (TBT) in large print will not receive the January–February 2022 issue [or subsequent issues] in paper format due to ongoing supply-chain issues and worldwide paper shortages. Patrons can access TBT January–February 2022 [and subsequent] online in HTML and PDF right now at www.loc.gov/nls/tbt. TBT in HTML contains direct links to BARD for downloading or adding books to wish lists, and TBT in PDF contains printable order forms for mailing. TBT January–February 2022 in audio [was] available on cartridge and on BARD and BARD Mobile the first week [of] February. Additionally, TBT Abridged will be available through Braille Book Review in hardcopy braille and BRF on www.loc.gov/nls/bbr.”

In the future there will be multiple versions of the audio version of TBT based on genres. For example, you will be able to subscribe to a mystery and suspense version of the catalog, or to a romance version. These will be for those patrons that do not want the entire 8-plus hour version of Talking Book Topics. You will be able to subscribe to as many of these separate genres as you want.

For those of you that have subscribed to the large print version of TBT and would like the audio or Braille version of TBT please contact your reader’s advisor; phone (402) 471-4038 or (800) 742-7691; email: nlc.talkingbook@nebraska.gov.


New Braille E-Reader

For those of you that read Braille, and are interested in refreshable braille, you now have access to the new NLS issued Braille e-reader. If you are interested in this device please contact your reader’s advisor; phone (402) 471-4038 or (800) 742-7691; email: nlc.talkingbook@nebraska.gov.


New Locally Produced Books

DBC01983 The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee. Ten years after the Wounded Knee Massacre, Nebraska sandhills rancher J.B. Bennett and Star, a Lakota woman, are found murdered. J.B.’s estranged wife Dulcinea must now return to take care of the ranch, deal with her tough father-in-law Drum, raise two teenage sons, and try to discover who was responsible for the murders. 2022 One Book One Nebraska winner. Adult. Some explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and violence.

DBC01984 Jack and Noah’s Big Day by Jay Patrick Slagle. Best friends Jack and Noah are facing what promises to be a long boring summer. They decide that Jack needs the world’s greatest birthday party, for which they will need to raise a lot of money. As fundraisers, they start a summer camp, staff a slushie stand, and try to sell glow-in-the-dark necklaces at the city’s July 4th fireworks show. Along the way, a house is blown up; there are visits by police, foremen, and news reporters; and an elephant marches down the driveway. For grades 3-6.


New Braille Magazines

Interweave Knits NLS has added Interweave Knits to its braille magazine lineup, replacing Knitscene, which is no longer being published. Interweave Knits is similar in scope to Knitscene, covering articles and patterns on knitting.

Dogster A new braille magazine, Dogster, has been added to the NLS collection. Dogster’s six issues a year will contain ideas for interacting with dogs, lifestyle stories, new products, and advice on caring for dogs.


Locally Produced Magazine

Taste of Home is a bimonthly publication that offers satisfying, easy-to-prepare dishes that come from the readers themselves. You'll find recipes in every category, from main dishes to desserts and snacks, made using standard utensils and ingredients that you are likely to have on hand.


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
(402) 471-4038 | (800) 742-7691

You can also order online by going to https://forms.gle/wF5QDgKiMCBTE6N6A