January 8, 2016

New Magazines Available in Audio Format



Eleven network-produced audio magazines previously available only for download via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) have been added to the Magazine on Cartridge (MOC) program for patrons who wish to subscribe. If you would like to subscribe to any of these magazines, please contact the Talking Book Services library. The magazines now available and their frequency are:


·         Audubon (bimonthly)

·         Cowboys and Indians (monthly)

·         Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly)

·         Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

·         National Geographic Traveler (monthly)

·         Oklahoma Today (bimonthly)

·         Playboy (monthly)

·         Seventeen (monthly)

·         Smithsonian (monthly)

·         Southern Living (monthly)

·         Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly) 


Holidays for 2016

The following days are holidays for 2016:
New Year's Day                                            Friday         January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day        Monday      January 18th
President's Day                                            Monday      February 15th
Memorial Day                                               Monday      May 30th
Independence Day                                       Monday      July 4th
Labor Day                                                     Monday      September 5th
Veteran's Day                                               Friday         November 11th
Thanksgiving Day                                        Thursday     November 24th
Day after Thanksgiving                                Friday         November 25th
Christmas Day                                             Monday       December 26th

The library will be closed on these holidays. Please remember to plan ahead and call us a week or two before the holiday if you would like extra books to be sent to you.

The library will be open Columbus Day and Election Day.

November 4, 2015

BARD Mobile app for iOS Devices, Version 1.1



The BARD Mobile app for iOS devices, version 1.1, is now available at the App Store. This updated version of the app includes the following features:

·         Built-in sleep timer
·         New setting that keeps device from sleeping while download is in progress
·         Add to wish list directly from details screen
·         Enhanced braille search function
·         Improved VoiceOver hints and labels
·         New braille shortcut key
·         Improved Magic Tap response
·         Works with iOS 9

The BARD Mobile app enables NLS patrons to download audio and braille books, magazines, and music scores directly to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, provided they have a BARD account. A refreshable braille display is required to read downloaded braille materials. The user guide is available in the Help section of the app and online in HTML format at: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/BARDMobile.userguide.iOS.1.1.html.

October 29, 2015

Holidays

 
The New Hampshire Talking Book Library will be closed for the following holidays:
November 11
November 26
November 27
December 25
January 1
Please call the library at least one week prior to a holiday if you would like to receive extra books to have on hand. 

Minibibliography of Veterans Benefits


NLS has produced a list of braille and audio books in our collection that address Veterans Benefits.

The first section of this minibibliography lists general guides that discuss the needs and challenges facing veterans and their families. The second section presents resource guides that provide specific information about programs. The third section covers the history of those programs.
This minibibliography may be found at:

http://www.loc.gov/nls/bibliographies/minibibs/veterans.html