March 24, 2017

Nat'l Library Legislative Day May 2, 2017

Each year librarians from across the country gather in Washington, DC and meet with their representatives to inform them about the value of libraries.
This year we would like the public library delegation to take letters from Talking Book Library patrons to the New Hampshire congressional representatives, telling them what the library means to our patrons.
Please consider writing a letter to our representatives telling them about your library service and the value you have gotten from this service.
You may send the letter to the Talking Book Library and we will forward it on to the public library delegation.

Talking Book Library
117 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301

Please get the letter to us before April 25th so it will have time to get to the delegation.
We appreciate your efforts to support your library and look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you,
New Hampshire Talking Book Library

March 6, 2017

Notice of Meeting for New Hampshire NFB



2017 Convention of the New Hampshire Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

This annual event celebrates the NFB motto of “Live the Life You Want”, and the achievements of blind citizens, and will provide motivation and information about services and techniques that blind citizens can use to reach their full potential.

When:       March 31 – April 2
Where:     Town & Country Inn and resort
20 Rte 2, Shelburne, NH 03581

Featured Presenters

Dr. Joseph (Joe) Della Vella, MD
Sleep specialist
Mary Lane
NH Department of Education
Terri McGrew
Lion’s Club
Peter Nowicki
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Sandy Olney
Adaptive Sports Partners

Michelle Perkins
New England Low Vision & Blindness
Thomas Proulx
Motivational speaker
Clyde Terry
Granite State Independent Living
Senator Jeff Woodburn
NH Senate Minority Leader
Kevan Worley
NFB National Representative


Special pricing has been secured for those who wish to stay at the Inn during the event
Rates do not include 9% NH Room tax or $3/day service fee:
Single – $88                        Double – $104              Triple – $114             Quad – $124

Contact hotel directly for availability at (800) 325-4386 or (603) 466-3315

March 3, 2017

March 3, 1931

86 years ago today, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH) was born.
"The Pratt-Smoot Act became law on March 3, 1931. The Librarian of Congress was authorized to arrange with other libraries "to serve as local or regional centers for the circulation of such books, under such conditions and regulations as he may prescribe." On the following day a Joint Resolution was passed appropriating $100,000 for fiscal 1932 to carry out the provisions of the act to provide books for blind adults and the program that would become the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH) was established."
Today there are 56 regional libraries, 31 subregional libraries, and 14 advisory & outreach centers serving residents of every state. In addition, NLS/BPH serves blind and physically handicapped U.S. citizens living outside of the United States of America.

Tell others about this program
That All May Read

January 11, 2017

BARD is Experiencing Problems Today



According to NLS Automation,  BARD is not operating reliably. It still has periods where it is unresponsive.

NLS  believes the cause is a system issue.

This affects all aspects of BARD including BARD mobile and BARD web. 

NLS is continuing to work on the problem. When it is resolved we will post a systems admin alert on BARD.

NLS regrets the inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience and support.

National Library Service for the
   Blind and Physically Handicapped

January 6, 2017

Safer Internet Day February 7th

DB 84253  Cyberphobia: identify, trust, security and the Internet. By Edward Lucas

DB 82835  The dark net. By Jamie Bartlett