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 would like to wish all our patrons a happy and safe
Independence Day holiday!
Summer Reading Program
Our summer reading club for children ages preschool - seniors in high school
will begin on June 1st. All of our younger readers should watch for a special
summer reading club packet to arrive in the mail with details. We will monitor
your reading through the months of June, July & August and will award a free
tote bag for reading 12 books or more throughout the summer. Call with summer
reading requirements for school assignments and don't forget to read some fun
books for leisure reading too. The theme for this summer’s reading program is
Reader’s Advisors-Questions and Answers
Q: What are the different ways I can order my books?
A: You can order via the phone, fax, email, online or regular mail. When you
send us an order, please indicate whether you want us to send the books right
away or add them to your request list. If you are using the order form from the
Talking Book Topics catalog, make the note in the margins. This will prevent any
confusion or delays in sending your books. Even though catalogs are sent from
Florida, please return the order form to the Special Needs Library. If you are
ordering a school book for a student, we encourage you to call us. We will do
everything we can to expedite your order.
Before They Were Left Behind
The Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, which began with Left
Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days (RC 47462), recently reached its
dramatic conclusion with The Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (RC 57944). So
what to read next? Well, the authors have written a “prequel” to the series,
describing what happened before the events of Left Behind. The new book is
called The Rising: Before They Were Left Behind, and is currently in process but
does not have its RC number yet. Please give us a call to be placed on the list
for when this book is recorded. The series is a fictional version of Biblical
“end times” –the Rapture and events following, set in the near future. As with
the Harry Potter series, if you haven’t read the books yet we can start you at
the beginning and take you through to the end, and the books are also available
in Spanish. “Left Behind: The Kids” is a companion series for children and young
adults; many of these titles have also been recorded by NLS.
Reference Section, National Library Service-lots of great fact sheets,
Cassette Book Tips
Here are some guidelines for extending the life of our Talking Books, so that
they can continue to be enjoyed as they are passed from patron to patron:
- Please keep food and drink away from cassette books and players.
- Please open only one container of cassette tapes at a time to prevent putting
tapes back in the wrong container.
- Please use the same card to return a book as was used to deliver the book to
- When returning cassette books, please do not use tape to hold mailing cards in
place. This is unnecessary and slows down the process of checking in returned
- When returning damaged cassette books, please place a rubber band or string
inside the container. The rubber band does not need to be placed around a
particular tape, and no note is necessary. The rubber band or string in the case
signals a problem to the person who checks in the cassette book.
If you place a note in with the cassette with a request or to alert us you would
like the book sent to you again if it is damaged, make sure your name
is included on the note.
In summer our thoughts turn to beaches, lakes, the seashore and other resort
areas as we plan our vacations. The books in this list are set in these areas.
Most of them are mysteries.
- RC 38860 Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
- RC 40753 Beach Music by Pat Conroy
- RC 25248 The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
- RC 48010 A Shoot on Martha’s Vineyard by Philip Craig
- RC 31171 The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille
- RC 44551 Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
- RC 50033 House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
- RC 32008 Magic Hour by Susan Isaacs
- RC 51889 Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James
- RC 57193 The Body in the Lighthouse by Katherine Hall Page
- RC 33919 Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons
- RC 46179 Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks