A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
SPECIAL NEEDS LIBRARY OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA
The Special Needs Library of Northeast Georgia is a part of your public library and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, serving Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Walton and White counties. We do not endorse any product or service mentioned in this newsletter.
Phone: 800-531-2063, 706-613-3655
Staff: Paige Burns, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek
ANNUAL PATRON SURVEY ISSUE
On an annual basis, we ask that you complete a patron survey to help us serve you better. To return the survey, simply flip the back page around and fold it in half with our address facing the outside. If you need assistance filling out the form or are receiving this newsletter by cassette, please call to speak to one of our staff members for assistance at 706-613-3655 or 800-531-2063. If you are reading this newsletter on the Internet, please respond by phone or email.
- Please check the most appropriate response.
(U=usually, S=sometimes, N=almost never)
- I receive too many books U___ S___ N___
- I receive too few books U___ S___ N___
- I am satisfied with books selected for me U___ S___ N___
- I receive requested materials U___ S___ N___
- I receive unwanted materials U___ S___ N___
- I receive materials in a timely manner U___ S___ N___
- I receive materials in good condition U___ S___ N___
- I visit, call or write the TBC U___ S___ N___
- Staff are polite and helpful U___ S___ N___
Does your cassette and/or record player work to your satisfaction? Yes___ No___
When a machine is returned to the TBC for repair and a
replacement is requested, is one returned to you promptly?
Yes___ No___ Have not returned machine ___
If you subscribe to magazines from the TBC, are you pleased
with the service? Yes___ No___
How would you rate the quality of recording for magazines received from the TBC?
Excellent___ Average___ Needs Improvement___
Overall, are you satisfied with the Talking Book Center and its services? Quite satisfied___ Satisfied___ Not Satisfied___
What do you like most about our services?
How could we improve our services?
Are there other books, authors, magazines, or subjects you
would like to have added to your request list or submitted to
the National Library Service to be considered for the library's collection if not currently available?
Are there any other services or programs you would like to
see provided or sponsored by the Talking Book Center?
Did you know that we offer Descriptive Video Movies for our visually impaired patrons? ___ yes ___ no ___ would like more information
VISTAS OPEN HOUSE
VISTAS is a new resource center for the blind and visually impaired that is opening in Athens. They offer a variety of services, including computer literacy, mobility training, independent living skills, advocacy training, and more. They will be hosting an Open House on Friday, April 5 from 12:00 - 3:00 at their center on 999 Gaines School Rd, Athens, GA 30605. Please RSVP by Monday, April 1st if you plan to attend or contact Peggy Chavis at VISTAS at 583-8001 for more information.
WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Northeast Georgia Coalition for Babies Can't Wait and Five's Too Late is sponsoring a free community workshop on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 - 11:00 am. The workshop will be held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 800 West Lake Dr, Athens near the Beechwood Shopping Center. Families and caregivers of children with special needs will find this workshop beneficial. A "Sibshop" for children 8 years old and up will be offered, as well as a "Physician's Panel" and breakout sessions for moms and dads. For more information call 706-369-6101.
IT'S SPRING! TRY SOMETHING NEW!
- RC 52241 Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilities, Janeen Adil
An avid gardener provides tips and techniques for adapting garden format and methods for people with limited mobility. Explains advantages of containers, raised beds, and vertical gardens. Chapters discuss appropriate tools; choosing vegetables, herbs, flowers, vines, and ornamentals; and starting children in gardening. 1994.
- RC 50470 The Green Guide to Herb Gardening, Deborah Harding
Provides the description, history, magical qualities, and folklore for the herbs basil, calendula, chamomile, chives, garlic, lemon balm, mint, oregano, parsley, and thyme. Offers tips on growing, harvesting, and
storing them. Lists remedial, culinary, cosmetic, aromatic, ornamental, and other uses for each plant. Includes recipes. 2000.
- RC 46629 Woodworking Projects for the Garden, Richard Freudenberger
A woodworker's guide for constructing useful garden accessories. Describes techniques, materials, and the necessary tools. Presents scale drawings, plans, and procedures for forty building projects.