May 8, 2018

VA Services for Visually Impaired Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides health and rehabilitative services to help veterans overcome the everyday challenges of vision loss.
Visual Impairment Services (VIST) Coordinators are case managers who coordinate services for veterans with vision problems that impact their safety and independence. They can assist with:
  • VA Eligibility and enrollment
  • Review of veteran's benefits
  • Referrals to VA Inpatient, Outpatient, and In-Home Programs for assessments and training
  • All adaptive low vision devices recommended during training may be provided to veterans as part of their Rehabilitation Program.
For more information about VIST services, contact the VIST Coordinator at:
    
     VA Medical Center
     718 Smyth Road
     Manchester, NH 03104
     (603) 624-4366 Ext 6475

April 17, 2018

James Comey's Book: A Higher Loyalty

Former FBI director James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (DB90517), narrated by the author in a commercial audiobook, is now available for download from BARD.
If you would like to register with BARD so you can download this book to your mobile device, please call the library at 603-271-3429.

April 3, 2018

Ladybug Picture Book Award

The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books. A committee of children's librarians from around the state selects 10 picture book titles each spring. Then, during November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced at the end of the year.
This year, the following books on this list are available through the Talking Books Library as Print/Braille books. Facing each page of text inside a Print/Braille book is a page of Braille transcription, allowing a blind parent to read a story to a sighted child and the child, if old enough, to follow along by reading the text. Conversely, a blind child can read to parents, siblings or friends.

BR 22032 After the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up again / a story by Dan Santat
BR 22008 A small thing ... but big  / Tony Johnston 
BR 22039 The rooster who would not be quiet! / by Carmen Agra Deedy

To check-out these, or other print/braille children's books, call the Talking Books Library at (603) 271-3429.

January 9, 2018

Overdue Book Return

Please return each book as you finish reading it. Others are waiting for these titles and will appreciate a prompt return of all books.
If you would like to renew a book you are currently reading, just give us a call. The library's toll-free number is: 1-800-491-4200.

December 29, 2017

Books For Healing and Happiness

Has the cold winter weather given you the blues? Here are a few books that may help to reduce your anxiety, lift your mood, or get you through tricky situations. To order any of these titles, just give us a call and we will add them to your book request list. Call 603-271-3429.
 DB are audio books. BR are braille books.

      HUMOR:
DB 85759 TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maria Semple
DB 71939 SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK by David Sedaris
DB 76599 LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS by David Sedaris

     INSPIRATION:
DB 80777 SILENCE: THE POWER OF QUIET by Thich Nhat Hanh
DB 80027 SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott

     FRIENDSHIP:
DB 76746 ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

     ROMANCE
DB 70760 MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson

     BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION:
DB 69651 HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls
DB 76448 THE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin
DB 83768 SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin

     BIOGRAPHY:
DB 81034 LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME by Alexandra Fuller
DB 67075 MY STROKE OF INSIGHT by Jill Bolte Taylor

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     INSPIRATION:
BR 20690 SILENCE: THE POWER OF QUIET by Thich Nhat Hanh
BR 20600 SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott

      FRIENDSHIP:
BR 21369 ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

      ROMANCE
BR 18827 MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson

     BIOGRAPHY:
BR 20855 LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME by Alexandra Fuller