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
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 summerís reading program is
New Online Resources
The Georgia Coalition Employment Network is a listserv for job seekers who are
blind or have low vision, potential employers, and service providers. The
purpose of the listserv is to post information on employment opportunities,
resources, upcoming events such as ďLetís Get Ready to WorkĒ workshops, and
resource and network fairs. To join the Georgia Coalition Employment Network,
send a blank email to
Communication Aids for Children and Adults
Crestwood has created numerous EASY-TO-USE innovative aids to help children and
adults with various types of communication problems. They are well-made and
AFFORDABLY PRICED, especially with incredible values at 25-50% off. You can
reach them by phone at 1-414-352-5678.
Some very famous people had some of their greatest accomplishments in their
later years. The facts below suggest we get better as we get older!
- Actor George Burns won his first Oscar at 80.
- Golda Meir was 71 when she became prime minister of Israel.
- Michelangelo was 71 when painted the Sistine Chapel.
- Doc Counsilman, at 58, became the oldest person to ever swim the English
- Casey Stengel didnít retire from managing the New York Mets until he was 75.
- S.I. Hayakawa retired as president of San Francisco as president of San
Francisco State University at 70, then was elected to the U.S. Senate.
- Painter Grandma Moses didnít start painting until she was 80. She completed
1,500 paintings after that; 25% were produced when she was past 100.
- Physician and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer was still performing operations in
his African hospital at 89.
- At the age of 96, playwright George Bernard Shaw broke his leg when he fell out
of a tree trimming in his backyard.
Visikey of Chattanooga offers enhanced visibility internet keyboards which are
available in wired and wireless versions. The keyboard lettering is 4 times
larger than the standard lettering on a keyboard. The larger lettering and
higher contrast reduces strain and makes the keyboard much easier to see. There
are 15 hot keys that allow users to access internet functions directly from
their keyboards. For information, or to purchase, please call
1-866-683-2276 or visit their website www.visikey.net
New Collection Development Representative
A Georgia Library for the Blind patron, Alice Ritchhart from Brunswick, has been
asked to be a representative to the National Library Service (NLS) collection
development committee. If you would like to make suggestions about specific book
titles or subjects to be recorded contact,
Not Your Average Job
Want to trade your eight-to-five job, office cubicle, and daily morning commute
for a different career path? These books, selected by Reader Advisor Ginny Ryan,
tell of men and women who chose careers that are out of the ordinary.
- RC 49705 From Botswana to the Bering Sea: My Thirty Years with the National
Geographic by Thomas Y. Canby
- RC 43934 The Sea Hunters by Clive Cussler
- RC 57292 The Sea Hunters II by Clive Cussler
- RC 53666 Driver #8 by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- RC 54352 Aquagenesis by Richard Ellis
- RC 54444 Firehouse by David Halberstam
- RC 35639 Young Men and Fire by Norman MacLean
- RC 51514 Journey of the Pink Dolphins by Sy Montgomery
- RC 38383 Tales of a Shamanís Apprentice by Mark J. Plotkin
- RC 45002 The Man Who Listens to Horses by Monty Roberts
- RC 21539 Yeager: An Autobiography by Chuck Yeager