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
Itís Almost That Time Again!!
I cannot believe how fast summer is approaching. This also means that our Summer
Reading Program will be starting soon! 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 and August. You will be rewarded with a gift for reading 12 or more books
throughout the summer. We also encourage you to join your local libraries for
their summer reading programs. There will be more details in Juneís newsletter
about upcoming programs in the Athens Regional Library Childrenís Area. If you
have any questions about the summer reading program, call us here at the Special
Grand Canyon Women
NLS is pleased to announce that a new book, Grand Canyon Women (recorded by the
Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library volunteers) has been added to the
collection through the MSCE Quality Assurance Program. Grand Canyon Women tells
the humorous and heartbreaking stories of eighteen remarkable women-river
runners, scientists, wranglers, architects, rangers, hikers, and housewives-each
of whom, in the midst of natureís indiscriminate universe, discovers her
identity. If this sounds like something you would like to check out, call us
here at the Special Needs Library.
Our patrons suffer from a variety of visual problems such as cataracts,
glaucoma, and macular degeneration. A leading supplier of aids to cope with the
resulting problems is Optelec. Optelec is a leading manufacture and distributor
of magnification products, many of which are moderately priced. Big button
telephones, talking watches, magnifiers for the computer screen and large print
keyboards are only a few of the vision aids available. For more information and
a free catalog call 1-800-684-7466.
Under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that
serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service
animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to
go. ADA Business Brief: Service Animals is a one page fact sheet that explains
the rights and responsibilities of businesses with respect to service animals.
Call 800-514-0301 for your free copy.
Check out a disability etiquette booklet online at:
1-800-444-0120 for copies of the booklet.
Eye Health Organization
Check out the following website: www.nei.nih.gov/health/resourcesearch.asp. Itís the
Eye Health Organizations Database. The database is a comprehensive listing of
organizations that can help with specific eye conditions.
For the interest of our Braille readers, one of our patrons has compiled a
consumer Braille user survey to get an idea of what types of information Braille
readers would like to see transcribed in Braille. For a copy of the survey or if
you have more questions, contact Deb Weiner at (770) 448-4113 ext. 201.
Christiansen Designs, the developer of the first line of Braille jewelry, has
created a Stars and Stripes American Flag pin with the U.S.A. in Braille. For
more information on this and other pieces email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Books about the Bible
Below are titles of books covering what materials we have available on the
Bible, other than the scriptures themselves. To order any of these titles,
contact the Special Needs Library by email, mail or phone.
- RC 33221 Who Wrote the Bible by Richard Elliot Friedman
- RC 41927 Ring of Truth: Translatorís Testimony by J.B. Phillips
- RC 07295 Stories from the Bible
- RC 31143 Certain People of the Book by Maurice Samuel
- RC 52186 The Book of Psalms
- RC 06621 Great Chapters of the Bible
- RC 15200 The Tales Christ Told
- RC 54714 Mending Your Heart in a Broken World by Patsy Clarimont
- RC 42934 A Sheperd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller
- RC 44896 The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin
- RC 52284 The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce H. Wilkinson
- RC 44333 Genesis: A Living Conversation by Bill Moyers
- RC 52171 Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses
by Bruce Feiler