BARD is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of special-format books, magazines, and music scores provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). If you need to set up a BARD account, please contact the library.
Here are some of the most popular digital audio books on BARD in the last 30 days:
The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler DB84490
Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo DB84704
Family Jewels by Stuart Woods DB84345
She’s Not There by Joy Fielding DB84119
Chain of Evidence by Ridley Pearson DB51024
Campbell’s Rambles: how a seeing eye dog retrieved my life by Patty L. Fletcher DB83921
Rosemary: the hidden Kennedy daughter by Kate Clifford Larson DB83946
The Innocent Killer: the true story of a wrongful conviction and it’s astonishing aftermath DBC04706
Out of Sight: ten stories of victory over blindness by Al Sperber DB09731
SPQR: a history of ancient Rome by March Beard DB84098
The braille and talking book program is a free library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from using regular print.
Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress speak about the benefits of receiving free braille and talking books, magazines and music materials in the mail.
In this video, 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.
Here is more information about our library, a regional library of the National Library Service.
I wanted to share a great resource from the National Library Service (NLS), NLS Music Notes Blog. Here is the description of the blog from NLS:
“NLS Music Notes is a blog for and about those who want, need or provide the special format music of braille, audio, and large print offered by the NLS Music Section. We will showcase this collection, which covers both classical and popular music, with posts of new titles added, along with interviews of and articles about blind and low vision musicians, music braille transcribers, as well as features about current music events and activities.” Go to NLS Music Notes Blog
Also, here is a link to more information about the music services provided by the National Library Service. Patrons have access to a collection of braille, large-print, and recorded instructional materials about music and musicians.
The Library Consumer Advisory Committee (LCAC) works with the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to assist in:
- increasing public awareness of the library
- increasing the potential of library services to underserved individuals
- assisting in policy development and strategic planning
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, requires that each network library have an advisory committee composed of a representative group of users.
The LCAC meets four times a year on the last Friday of January, April, July and October. The size of the Committee ranges from eight to fifteen members. The Committee maintains a Facebook page to communicate with library patrons and the public. Here for the LCAC Facebook Page
The Library Consumer Advisory Committee is always looking for energetic people to serve on the committee. If you are interested, contact Sarah Willeford, Director, Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, (515) 281-1291, firstname.lastname@example.org.