This Week: January’s The Many Faces of BARD Virtual Program

On Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6:00pm (central), the Patron Engagement Section of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) will hold its monthly virtual program called The Many Faces of BARD on Zoom.  Join NLS for an hour-long session on getting the most out of our BARD tech support. The event is free to attend, and will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

To learn more and join the conversation, visit The Many Faces of BARD page from NLS.

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The Peek-a-Box Program is Starting Soon!

Peek-A-Box Logo, blue polka dot with a stack of books.Peek-a-Box is a new program presented to you by the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.  Beginning in January, Peek-a-Box will offer patrons, ages 18 years and older, a program to receive a monthly box of books and goodies just for them.  Each month patrons in the program will receive a special box filled with books – audio or braille or large print – and goodies centered around a theme. 

Patrons who opt for audiobooks will receive a cartridge with 10-20 books dedicated to the theme of the month.  Patrons who choose to get braille or large print will receive 1-3 books.  Braille and large print books will be mailed separately, apart from the Peek-a-Box.  Patrons should return the cartridges and books when finished with them and keep the goodies for themselves.  Books to borrow and goodies to keep!

To kick things off in January, we are starting with the theme All Iowa Reads! 

If you are interested in subscribing to Peek-a-Boxplease complete this registration form or contact the library at 515.281.1323 and we can help get you subscribed.  By subscribing to Peek-a-Box, you are subscribing to 12 months of Peek-a-Boxes, but you can cancel your subscription at any time by contacting the library.

Sign up today!

Introducing…Peek-a-Box!

Peek-A-Box Logo, blue polka dot with a stack of books.Peek-a-Box is a new program presented to you by the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.  Beginning in January, Peek-a-Box will offer patrons, ages 18 years and older, a program to receive a monthly box of books and goodies just for them.  Each month patrons in the program will receive a special box filled with books – audio or braille or large print – and goodies centered around a theme. 

Patrons who opt for audiobooks will receive a cartridge with 10-20 books dedicated to the theme of the month.  Patrons who choose to get braille or large print will receive 1-3 books.  Braille and large print books will be mailed separately, apart from the Peek-a-Box.  Patrons should return the cartridges and books when finished with them and keep the goodies for themselves.  Books to borrow and goodies to keep!

To kick things off in January, we are starting with the theme All Iowa Reads! 

If you are interested in subscribing to Peek-a-Box, please complete this registration form or contact the library at 515.281.1323 and we can help get you subscribed.  By subscribing to Peek-a-Box, you are subscribing to 12 months of Peek-a-Boxes, but you can cancel your subscription at any time by contacting the library.

Sign up today!

NLS’s Patron Corner Program Coming Up on December 12th

Image of National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled LogoThe National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) will host their quarterly Patron Corner on Monday, December 12th at 6:00 pm.

 

The topic for this session is Do You Hear What I Hear: The NLS Music Section Is Not Just for Musicians. Guest speakers will include Juliette Appold, head of the NLS Music Section, and other members of the Music Section. The session will run for about 90 minutes and will be on Zoom.

 

The Patron Engagement Section at the National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress is hosting the quarterly program and will provide an opportunity for patrons to learn more about various services directly from NLS staff. Bring your questions, thoughts, and suggestions about the NLS Music Section.

 

For information on how to join NLS’s online Patron Corner Zoom event check out our Events Calendar.

 

December’s The Many Faces of BARD Virtual Program

On Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6:00pm (central), the Patron Engagement Section of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) will hold its monthly virtual program called The Many Faces of BARD on Zoom.  The topic will be account settings and preferences and the password reset feature.

For the full Zoom invitation information

Many Faces of BARD is held on the second Thursday of every month. It lasts for one hour and covers one aspect of BARD (the Braille and Audio Reading Download) usage.  Each program will start with a brief presentation. The remainder of the time will be spent answering questions about the presentation or other questions related to BARD usage.  These sessions are open to all patrons and are held over Zoom. 

October’s The Many Faces of BARD Program

Image of National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled LogoOn Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 6:00pm (central), the Patron Engagement Section of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) will hold its monthly virtual program called The Many Faces of BARD on Zoom.  This month NLS will present a Spanish language session of their Many Faces of BARD program, titled, Using BARD If Your Primary Language is Spanish.

For the full Zoom invitation information

Many Faces of BARD is held on the second Thursday of every month. It lasts for one hour and covers one aspect of BARD (the Braille and Audio Reading Download) usage.  Each program will start with a brief presentation. The remainder of the time will be spent answering questions about the presentation or other questions related to BARD usage.  These sessions are open to all patrons and are held over Zoom.