Promotional Materials for Outreach
Libraries or other organizations may use these materials to help promote NYS Talking Book and Braille Library services to eligible youths and adults that they work with.
- TBBL Sign (91KB) - Libraries and other agencies with audiobook collections can print this sign and display it near the collection. (Text of sign.)
- Talking Book Services for Library Patrons - A one-page handout for librarians.
- Promotional Flyer (PDF)- A one-page tear-off, with TBBL contact information, to display on your community board.
Promotional flyer also available in MS Word.
- Guide to Library Services (28 KB) - This is a two-page introduction to using the TBBL service. Public libraries that sign patrons up for the service may want to provide this handout at the time they certify an application [revised November 2016].
- Reading Resources For Those In Need (2016) - A color, tri-fold promotional brochure that can be printed out and distributed to people who may be interested in signing up for the TBBL service.
A simpler version of this brochure is also available in large-print format, as either a PDF or a MS Word file:
In these brief testimonial videos from the National Library Service (NLS), people who use the service talk about how they use the service and what they like about it. These videos are posted on the Library of Congress YouTube channel.
- 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. (1:50)
- 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 BARD Mobile. (1:55)
- 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. Many patrons may not be aware of this aspect of the service. (2:26)
- TBBLINE email list - Librarians and service providers: TBBLINE is an email list for upstate libraries, schools and community organizations serving individuals with disabilities that prevent them from reading traditional print materials. We encourage you to use our online form to sign up.
- Map and List of Participating Public Libraries - This list identifies public libraries in upstate New York that are currently enrolled in the TBBL service and so may be able to help TBBL patrons apply for service, download digital books or otherwise manage their account.