INSIGHT

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

Email:specialneedslibrary@athenslibrary.org

Staff: Paige Burns, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek


APRIL 2002


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.
  1. Please check the most appropriate response. (U=usually, S=sometimes, N=almost never)
  2. Does your cassette and/or record player work to your satisfaction? Yes___ No___
    Comments: ______________________________________
  3. 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 ___
  4. If you subscribe to magazines from the TBC, are you pleased with the service? Yes___ No___
    Comments_______________________________________
    How would you rate the quality of recording for magazines received from the TBC? Excellent___ Average___ Needs Improvement___
    Comments _______________________________________
  5. Overall, are you satisfied with the Talking Book Center and its services? Quite satisfied___ Satisfied___ Not Satisfied___
  6. What do you like most about our services?
    Comments _______________________________________
  7. How could we improve our services?
    Comments ________________________________________
  8. 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?
    Comments ________________________________________
  9. Are there any other services or programs you would like to see provided or sponsored by the Talking Book Center?
    Comments ________________________________________
  10. 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.


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