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.
Phone: 800-531-2063, 706-613-3655
Staff: Stacey Chandler, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek
We are finally up and running on our new computer system. The Special Needs Library of Northeast Georgia changed to Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) the week of February 10, 2003. We appreciate your patience with us while we were closed during that week in February. Look for these major improvements with KLAS: faster book delivery because of machine readable zip codes, descriptive information about new books for the library's catalog downloaded directly from the Library of Congress, new books available to patrons within 24 hours of arrival at the Special Needs Library, system is available entire working day, administrative reports easily created, check-in of books easier, monthly machine statistics sent directly to NLS. These are just some of the ways you will benefit from KLAS. Also, KLAS will allow for a series to be automatically sent in the proper order, and we can tailor a patron's reading profile. For instance, you can have an unlimited number of author likes (or dislikes). We are very excited about the change and hope you will enjoy it as well!
ONLINE CATALOG COMING SOON
If you have a computer and can access the Internet, you will soon be able to order your own books and to view your personal account information. Anyone can browse or search the online catalog. What you will do is go to www.klas.com to see the catalog. If however, you want to be an active user or order your own books online, you will have to call us first. You will be assigned a user ID and a password. Whenever you go to our catalog, you can sign in using your user ID and your own private password. The ID and password are designed to keep your records private so that only you can see your personal information. This Internet site can be used anywhere in the world. If you have a relative in another state who wants to help you order books, that person can also go to this site to browse the catalog.
These intense mysteries, selected by Reader Advisor Cheryl Hassler, offer insight into the criminal mind, and offer a mix of suspense and horror.
- RC 37466 Twice Burned by Kit Craig
- RC 48193 The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns
- RC 27020 Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- RC 26000 Misery by Stephen King
- RC 39977 The Vanishing by Tim Krabbe
- RC 35540 Mine by Robert R. McCammon
- RC 37484 Chiller by Sterling Blake
- RC 49309 False Memory by Dean Koontz
- RC 44311 The Night Crew by John Sandford
- RC 48864 Mister X by Peter Straub
- RC 38392 The Angel Maker by Ridley Pearson
- RC 38984 The Red Right Hand by Joel Townsley Rogers
- RC 47902 The Caretaker by Thomas William Simpson
I am scheduling outreach visits to all of our 21 counties. If you would like for me to share information about all the services available from the Special Needs Library contact Stacey at 1-800-531-2063 or 706-613-3655. I will be happy to schedule a presentation for your agency, retirement centers, nursing homes or groups.
Adaptive Aid for Whirlpool Appliances
The Whirlpool Corporation will provide clear plastic Braille overlays and knobs for Whirlpool washers, dryers, microwave ovens and dishwashers. Large print, Braille or audio cassette owner's manuals are also available. Have the Model Number handy when you call and allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Call 1-800-446-2574 ext. 4201 or contact them on the web at www.whirlpool.com/braille/braille.
You Ought To Be In Pictures
Books made into movies:
- RC 47595 A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr. by Sylvia Nasar
- RC 48028 Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
- RC 39551 Corelli's Mandolin by Louis DeBerniaeres
- RC 45768 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
- RC 47486 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
- RC 47487 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
- RC 47260 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
- RC 48437 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- RC 46358 High Crimes by Joseph Finder
- RC 50677 Hart's War by John Katzenback
- RC 39471 Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
- RC 50012 Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
- RC 43208 The Tailor of Panama by John LeCarre
- RC 38628 We Were Soldiers Once and Young: la Drang, the Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway