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.

800-531-2063, 706-613-3655


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

JULY 2005

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 FUNtastik Reading!!

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.

Deafness and Hearing Loss Fact Sheet

Reference Section, National Library Service-lots of great fact sheets, bibliographies, etc.

Cassette Book Tips