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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.

800-531-2063, 706-613-3655

Email: specialneedslibrary@athenslibrary.org

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


JUNE 2005

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 FUNtastic Reading!!

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 Email:Gacoalitionemploymentnetwork-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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.

Aging Trivia

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!

Helpful Information

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, Email alice.ritchhart@earthlink.net

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.


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