Promotional Materials for Outreach

The materials below can be used to help promote NYS Talking Book and Braille Library services to eligible youths and adults that your library or organization works with.

Print Materials

Informational Videos

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 Magazinesexternal link
    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 Mobileexternal link
    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 Materialsexternal link
    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)

Other Resources

  • 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.
Last Updated: May 20, 2016