Reminder: Join us Saturday for the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival

Image of books on shelf with text 2022 IDB Virtual Book FestivalJoin Library Staff and special guests for a morning all about books and reading at the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival!

Saturday, September 24th from 10:00am – 12:30pm

10:00am – 11:00am:  Author Visit with Reid Forgrave, Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy

11:00am – 12:00pm:  Pick from 4 Sessions all about books and reading

  • The Art of Creating and Iowa Audiobook
  • Your Reading Toolbox
  • Braille Books:  From Print to Shelf
  • Ready, Set, Adventure!  Books that Spark Storytelling

12:00pm – 12:30pm:  Be our guests as we record the Library Chat Podcast live

Join us for one or all of the sessions planned throughout the morning.
For more information and to register go to the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival Event Page

Questions contact the Library at 515-281-1323 or library@blind.state.ia.us

Join us for a LIVE! Library Chat Podcast at the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival

Image of books on shelf with text 2022 IDB Virtual Book FestivalEach month library staff members, Denise, Leslie, Sarah and Tyler, record the podcast, Library Chat, where they discuss books, other podcasts and all sorts of other topics.  They will be recording this month’s podcast live during the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival on Saturday, September 24th at 12:30pm.  Join them and be a part of this month’s podcast!  To register: 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival Event Page

More about the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival:
Saturday, September 24th from 10:00am – 12:30pm
10:00am – 11:00am:  Author Visit with Reid Forgrave, Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy

11:00am – 12:00pm:  Pick from 4 Sessions all about books and reading

  • The Art of Creating an Iowa Audiobook
  • Your Reading Toolbox
  • Braille Books:  From Print to Shelf
  • Ready, Set, Adventure!  Books that Spark Storytelling

12:00pm – 12:30pm:  Be our guests as we record the Library Chat Podcast live

Join us for one or all of the sessions planned throughout the morning.
For more information and to register go to the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival Event Page

Questions contact the Library at 515-281-1323 or library@blind.state.ia.us

2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival Sessions and More!

Image of books on shelf with text 2022 IDB Virtual Book FestivalJoin Library Staff and special guests for a morning all about books and reading at the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival! On Saturday, September 24th from 10:00am – 12:30pm.  We will kick off the morning at 10:00am with a visit from author Reid Forgrave (Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy).

 

From 11:00am – 11:30am you can pick from 2 great sessions all about books and reading.  Our Audio Team will share all about our library’s audio recording program during, The Art of Creating an Iowa Audiobook, or in the Your Reading Toolbox session learn about new programs, resources and tools to find your next read.

 

From 11:30am – 12:00pm you can pick from 2 more great sessions.  Our Instructional Materials Center staff will discuss the process of creating a braille book in the session, Braille Books: From Print to Shelf, or attend the Ready, Set, Adventure!  Books that Spark Storytelling session to learn about what our younger patrons worked on during the summer reading program (they made a book!).

 

Finally join us from 12:00pm – 12:30pm to be a part of recording our September Library Chat podcast.

 

Join us for one or all of the sessions planned throughout the morning.

For more information and to register go to the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival Event Page

 

Questions contact the Library at 515-281-1323 or library@blind.state.ia.us

2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival on September 24th

Image of a colorful shelf of books with text below, 2022 IDB Virtual Book FestivalJoin library staff and special guests for a morning all about books and reading at the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival!

Saturday, September 24th from 10:00am – 12:30pm

10:00am – 11:00am:  Author Visit with Reid Forgrave, Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy

11:00am – 12:00pm:  Pick from 4 sessions all about books and reading

  • The Art of Creating an Iowa Audiobook
  • Your Reading Toolbox
  • Braille Books:  From Print to Shelf
  • Ready, Set, Adventure!  Books that Spark Storytelling

12:00pm – 12:30pm:  Be our guests as we record the Library Chat Podcast live

Join us for one or all of the sessions planned throughout the morning.

For more information and to register go to the 2022 IDB Virtual Book Festival Event Page

Questions contact the Library at 515-281-1323 or library@blind.state.ia.us

Talking Book Topics

A set of books with headphonesThe National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled provides Talking Book Topics (TBT) as a way for patrons to review what new titles have been added to the NLS collection. TBT is a bi-monthly publication that highlights the new titles that have been added to the NLS collection.  Patrons can browse the list and request the titles they would like to read.  Our library is excited to announce the addition of Tiny TBTs. 

Tiny TBTs 

Patrons can contact the library and customize a Talking Book Topic list of new titles based on the subjects and genres that they are interested it.  The Library can send you a large print version of your customized Tiny TBT.  Contact the library at 515-281-1323 or library@blind.state.ia.us  

NLS Statement from January 25, 2022: 

“Patrons who subscribe to Talking Book Topics (TBT) in large print will not receive the January–February 2022 issue in paper format due to ongoing supply-chain issues and worldwide paper shortages. Patrons can access TBT January–February 2022 online in HTML and PDF right now at http://www.loc.gov/nls/tbt. TBT in HTML contains direct links to BARD for downloading or adding books to wish lists, and TBT in PDF contains printable order forms for mailing. TBT January–February 2022 in audio will be available on cartridge and on BARD and BARD Mobile the first week in February. Additionally, TBT Abridged will be available through Braille Book Review in hardcopy braille and BRF on www.loc.gov/nls/bbr.” 

We know how important Talking Book Topics are to our patrons, so we are excited to provide Tiny TBTs and other options to our patrons. 

Ways to access the full Talking Book Topics: 

  • HTML, www.loc.gov/nls/tbt, linking to BARD for downloading or adding books to wish lists 
  • PDF, www.loc.gov/nls/tbt, containing a printable order form 
  • Audio cartridge, which comes with a print order form 
  • BARD audio magazine, downloadable to cartridge or to BARD Mobile wish list 
  • Braille Book Review’s TBT Abridged section in hardcopy braille 
  • Braille Book Review’s TBT Abridged section as a BRF downloadable through BARD or from www.loc.gov/nls/bbr 
  • NFB-NEWSLINE