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
The Special Needs Library will be closed Friday, December 24. We wish you all a
happy and safe holiday season!
YOU ARE ALL INVITED…
The Staff of the Special Needs Library would like to invite all of our patrons
and their families to come visit us here at our center. We will be hosting a
small holiday drop-in reception on December 14, 2004, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This
will be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet the staff here that works so
diligently to meet your needs, tour the center and see exactly what all we do on
a daily basis. Our volunteers are invited as well, so hopefully, you will be
able to meet those who give much of their time and hard work to better deliver
this service to you. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a
friend or relative. Call if you need directions to the library or if you have
any questions. We hope to meet all of you who are able to make it. If you can’t
make it to visit us on December 14, please stop by whenever you are in the area.
We love it when we are able to meet our patrons.
Order your large-print Braille 2005 calendar and it will be mailed directly to
your home this December. Each 8 ½ x 11 page has the month and days printed in
bold, 14-point type, with important dates listed at the bottom. It’s also
embossed in Braille, with room for making notes with a slate and stylus. Each
page includes information printed in standard text about blindness issues and
the many services offered by the Braille Institute. The cost is $5.00 per
calendar. For more information, contact the Braille Institute at 1-800-BRAILLE
(1-800-272-4553). This would be a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer!
“Take a Talking Book” Campaign
There is a statewide campaign to inform individuals 65 and older of the library
services provided by the Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS) and the
13 Subregional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The campaign
started October, 2004 and will go until January, 2005. If you know anyone that
enjoys reading but has difficulty seeing regular print, holding a book, or
turning a page, please let them know about talking books.
VISTAS Center Holiday Hours
The VISTAS Center will close for the holidays on Friday, December 17, 2004 and
will return on Monday, January 3, 2005. They wish all their consumers and
friends a safe and joyous holiday season. They look forward to serving and
working with you in the New Year.
Holiday Open House
The Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living is celebrating the holiday
season by hosting an Open House. This is an opportunity for the community to
visit the center, meet the staff, and get familiar with the services provided by
this agency. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2004, from
12:00 until 3:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by December 15, by
calling Multiple Choices at (706) 549-1020.
Are your prescriptions too expensive for you to afford? RxAssistance, Inc. is
here to help you. What will RxAssistance do for you?
There is an enrollment fee and application process. For more information,
contact Karen Johnson, Authorized Patient Advocate, at (706) 248-3119.
- Research the industry to locate those generous pharmaceutical sources that
will provide you free medicine.
- Act as an advocate to represent members in preparing the necessary procedural
paperwork and file these forms for you.
- Follow up with the patient to ensure that the medicines continue to come
- Provide the forms for your doctor(s) to sign.
- Help you establish eligibility proof as required.
A toy train under the Christmas tree has been a tradition in many families. For
some, however, the model trains are not boxed up and put in the attic when the
tree comes down. Instead, the model train, with a toy village surrounding it,
has a special place in the home year-round. This booklist, compiled by Reader
Advisor Ginny Ryan, is for all the railroad buffs among our readers.
- RC 50872 Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental
Railroad by Stephen E. Ambrose
- RC 50430 Empire Express by David Howard Bain
- RC 23878 Great Train Robberies of the West by Eugene B. Block
- RC 38784 Tracks Across America: The Story of the American Railroad,
1825-1900 by Leonard Everett Fisher
- RC 46235 Passage to Union by Sarah H. Gordon
- RC 32611 Making Tracks: An American Rail Odyssey by Terry Pindell
- RC 35541 Last Train to Toronto: A Canadian Rail Odyssey by Terry Pindell
- RC 48484 American Railroads by John F. Stover
- RC 31140 Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle by Jack Santino