August 8, 2016

Braille and talking book program videos on YouTube

NLS has produced three short testimonial videos featuring patrons of the braille and talking book program. These videos are posted on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. Following are short descriptions of each video and the links for viewing them.
  • NLS Braille and Talking Books and Magazines
    NLS patrons speak about the benefits of receiving free braille and talking books, magazines, and music materials in the mail: The freedom to read their way. Length: 1 minute 50 seconds.
  • NLS BARD and BARD Mobile
    Patrons speak about the benefits of downloading free braille and talking books, magazines, and music materials through the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) and the BARD Mobile app. Length: 1 minute 55 seconds.
  • NLS Music Materials
    Patrons speak about the benefits of receiving free audio, braille, and large-print music scores, texts, and other instructional materials and recordings in the mail or downloading them through BARD. Length: 2 minutes 26 seconds.
Please watch the videos and share with others to spread the word, so that all may read.

July 19, 2016

NFB NEWSLINE Informs Voters

Just in time for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, you can log into NFB-NEWSLINE and get up to the minute information about the leading candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election. 
To hear about the candidates for the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election using the telephone access method, press five on the main menu for “Newspapers in a Different State”, then five for 2016 “Presidential Election”.  From there you can choose “Breaking News”, “Daily Newspaper”, “International”, or “Magazine” search results for Clinton or Trump. You will be able to read articles from today’s and yesterday’s publications.
To read about candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election using NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile, choose “Publications”, then “Publication Options”, then “All Publications” and look for “Breaking News Search Results” or “Daily Newspaper Search Results” or “International Search Results” or “Magazine Search Results” for Clinton and Trump to read the most current information available.
In order to obtain this information, we have performed a Global Search for the candidates under “Breaking News” or “Daily Newspaper” or “International” or “Magazines” and created the articles listed in this new section called “2016 Presidential Election”.  To obtain further information, you can use the Global Search function to search under additional topics. 
Additional election information will be added as it becomes available.  Don’t forget to get out and vote!
NFB-NEWSLINE, A service of the National Federation of the Blind

May 23, 2016

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning may unearth forgotten items, especially unused cassette players and cassette tapes from the New Hampshire Talking Book Library. Readers may keep their playback devices as long as they are using our services. However, audiobook equipment like the cassette players and the digital players are federal government property and must be returned to the talking book library when not in use. If you are not sure how to return a player you are not currently using, please contact us at (800) 491-4200 and a staff member will assist you.

April 28, 2016

Alzheimer's and Dementia Early Detection Program

Know the 10 signs: Early detection matters. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
The Manchester City Library will be hosting this program about Alzheimer’s and Dementia Early Detection on Thursday May 12 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM and is free of charge. 
To register or for more information about this program, call The Manchester City Library at 624-6550.

March 7, 2016

Helpful Tips

Here are some tips to help tailor the library program to better meet your needs:
  • Number of books: If you are getting too many books, or too few books, contact us. We will change the number of books we are sending to you.
  • Overdue items: If you receive an overdue postcard in the mail and you have already mailed back the item, please contact us. Overdue items fill a spot in your quota of books.
  • Subject interests: If you only told us you like sea stories or books about frogs, it is possible you may have read every book about these subjects that the library has. Contact us and add more subjects so we will have a better selection of books to send to you.
  • Unrated, commercial titles: We are continuing to add commercially produced books to our collection. These books are not rated, so sex, violence, and strong language are not noted. 
  • Favorite authors: You may have now read all of the books by your favorite authors. Tell us other authors you would like to try, or let us choose based on the subjects you like. You may discover new authors, and get to read all of their books!
  • Returning all of your items at one time: If you return all of your books at once, you will not have any books to listen to. Try to return books as you finish them. That way there will be books coming and going in the mail.
  • Request only readers: If you have told us you only want to receive books you have requested, and the titles you have requested are all checked out to other readers, or you have been sent all of the titles you requested, then you will not receive any books. Please try to always have a healthy list of books on your request list, so we will always have books to send to you.
  • Auto Select: If you switch to auto select and give us your favorite authors and subjects, you will have books coming and going on a regular basis. You can still request particular titles at any time.
  • Overdue magazines: Magazines must be returned on time in order to receive the next issue. Too many overdue magazines will result in a freeze on your magazine cartridge.
  • Updated address or contact information: Please contact us as soon as you know a new address or telephone number. If you have a person you would like to add as an alternate contact in case we cannot reach you, please let us know their name and telephone number/email address.
  • Postal holidays and weekends: The library is open Monday - Friday and is closed for major holidays. Please contact us about a week before a holiday if you would like to receive extra books during that time.
If you have any questions, or would like to make any changes to your record that will better meet your library needs, please contact us. We want you to receive books that you enjoy!