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: Stacey Chandler, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek


AUGUST 2003

Reminder: The Special Needs Library will be closed September 1, 2003, for Labor Day. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!!

With our new computer system KLAS, it is important to keep the same mailing card with the book it comes on. You may have noticed that some of your books are coming from different subregional libraries in Georgia. Because of this, we want to make sure the books stay with the mailcard that was sent with it. If you have any questions about this, give us call at (706) 613-3655 or 800-531-2063. Thank you for your help and cooperation with this.

Interested in meeting some other visually impaired patrons in Gwinnett County? If interested, call the Special Needs Library and let us know. You can reach us at (706) 613-3655 or toll free in Georgia at 800-531-2063.

Visually Impaired? Where to go for Help?

VISTAS is now facilitating a support group for persons who are visually impaired. Share with others how you are adjusting to your visual loss. Make new friends while learning new techniques and coping strategies to make the transition to living with low vision or blindness easier. Whether you have recently experienced a loss of some or all of your vision or are congenitally blind, the Visual Support Group can help to provide some answers to many questions you may have. Come join your peers at the Visually Impaired Support Group for an opportunity to network, learn and fellowship. The meetings will be held at VISTAS, located at 999 Gaines School Road. Right now, they are scheduled to meet monthly on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (706) 583-8001.

Only a Summer Love

In the summertime, love is in the air. With these books selected by Reader Advisor Susan Higgins, you will be able to re-live summertime any time of the year. From a sweet and innocent first love to unrequited love or hot and steamy summer romance, you will find it all here in this list of summertime favorites.

Disability Information

DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive online resource specifically designed to provide people with disabilities access to disability-related information and programs available through the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, transportation, and community life. Go to www.DisabilityInfo.gov for much information.

Together Rx

Together Rx is a prescription savings program that provides savings to eligible Medicare enrollees on more than 150 widely prescribed medicines, right at the pharmacy counter. Multiple pharmaceutical companies participate in Together Rx, each with its individual savings program, which offers approximately 20-40% off the amount you usually pay for prescriptions and, in many cases, substantially more. For more information call 800-865-7211 or go to their website at together-rx.com.

Car Adventures

Who knows what will happen when you get in a car? Sometimes you can have a grand adventure, and sometimes it can be downright scary. Check out some of these fiction works highlighted by Reader Advisor Paul Mathews, all involving cars.


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