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.
Staff: Stacey Chandler, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek
Just a reminder that the Special Needs Library of NE GA will be closed the
Please mark your calendars
- December 24, 25, 26 --- Christmas Holiday
- January 1, 2004 --- New Year's Holiday
- January 19, 2004 --- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
We have a patron who is looking for Braille readers in Gwinnett County. Her
name is Deb Weiner, and she currently lives in Gwinnett County. She wants some
ideas on what kind of materials other patrons would like to see done in
Braille. If you would like to speak to Deb Weiner about materials you would
like to see transcribed in Braille, she has given permission for anyone
interested to contact her. Her number is (770) 448-4113 ext. 201.
Hadley School for the Blind
The Hadley School for the Blind offers more than 90 distance education courses
to eligible students completely free of charge. From “Braille Reading for
Family Members” to “Birdsong Tutor,” you can select from a wide variety of
Hadley courses. You can study in the comfort of your own home at a time
convenient for you. Course materials arrive in the mail (a few are
downloadable), and for students in the U.S. and Canada, instructors are just a
toll-free call away. The course material comes to you in your choice of large-
print, Braille, or cassette (4-track). You can enroll for Hadley courses if you
are a blind adult (age 14 and up), a relative of a blind or visually impaired
child, a family member of a blind or visually impaired adult, or a professional
in the blindness field. You are also welcome to apply for enrollment if you
work with blind individuals at time of enrollment or plan to within the
upcoming six months. Hadley offers four FREE educational programs, as follows:
Adult Continuing Education Program, High School Program, Family Education
Program, and Professional Educational Program. Hadley is accredited by the
Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training/Council since
1958 and by the Commission on Schools of the North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools since 1978. Now that I have told you a little about this
fantastic educational resource, I want to congratulate one of our patrons for
receiving the “Lifelong Learning Award” from the Hadley School for the Blind.
Sheila Rousey of Eastanollee, Georgia, was selected as this year’s recipient.
Hadley School for the Blind has an annual student enrollment of over 8,000
students from all 50 states and at least 100 other countries. Each year they
select one student to receive this award, and they selected Ms. Rousey. Ms.
Rousey has been taking distance classes since 1989 through Hadley. She has now
taken 22 courses along with the college coursework from the undergraduate and
graduate studies at Clemson University. Ms. Rousey says she is “very pleased to
represent Northeast Georgia and wants others with visual impairments and those
who work with the visually impaired to know that Hadley School for the Blind is
an excellent educational resource”. Congratulations to Shelia Rousey! Way to
Go!!! If anyone is interested in more information on Hadley School for the
Blind, call 1-800-323-4238 or visit their website at www.hadley-school.org.
Geared for parents of children who have been newly diagnosed with a hearing
loss. So, Your Child Has a Hearing Loss is packed with information about types
of hearing screenings for infants and children, early intervention, technology,
communication, education options, and related topics. The 32-page booklet is
produced by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. Single copies are free by calling 1-202-337-5220.
Diabetesstore.com is becoming the leading online retailer of diabetes-related products. They offer diabetic testing supplies, sugar-free foods, sugar-free
cold medicine, and essential accessories for the diabetic. Visit their website
at www.diabetesstore.com for more information.
Winter is almost here and it is time to put away those light summer salads,
pack away your barbeque grill, and indulge in some heartier fare. This is the
time of year for soups and stews, baked goods and, well…comfort food. Try some
of these cookbooks compiled by Reader Advisor Susan Higgins. We are sure you
will find some new family favorites.
- RC 52029 American Home Cooking: Over 300 Spirited Recipes by Cheryl Alters
Jamison and Bill Jamison
- RC 55241 The Best American Recipes, 2002-2003 by Fran McCullough
- RC 52035 The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
- RC 55184 Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
- RC 54501 Cookies for Christmas by Jennifer Darling
- RC 51231 Every Day’s a Party: Louisiana Recipes for Celebrating with Family and
Friends by Emeril Lagasse
- RC 54912 Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with your Slow Cooker by Dawn
- RC 50115 The Simply Gourmet Diabetes Cookbook by Mary Donkersloot
- RC 53284 A New England Table by Ainslie Turner
- RC 51031 Shabbat Shalom: Recipes for the Sabbath by Susan Friedland