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
The Special Needs Library of Northeast Georgia will be closed
5, 2005 for Labor Day!!
New Descriptive Videos
Thanks to a generous donation from one of our patrons, we were able to purchase
two new descriptive videos to add to our collection. They are:
Mystic River (DV010334) and The Passion of the Christ (DV010325).
Please call the Special Needs Library to request these two movies.
Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program has ended. (WOW! Can you believe summer is almost
come and gone!) We will be looking over your reading lists in the next month and
contacting you if you participated and read 12 or more books. We had many calls
throughout the summer, and it sounds like many of you were actively
participating in the Summer Reading Program. Thanks for all your hard work and
Ability First Expo 2005
October is Disability Awareness Month. The Expo focuses on disability
awareness but more importantly, it focuses on the potential and accomplishments
of people who are differently abled.
Their goal of this event is to shift focus from labeling persons who are
physically and mentally challenged from being seen as disabled to being accepted
as differently abled. It is also our goal to create a networking of consumers
and their families and service providers while allowing hands-on experience of
new technology and aids designed to enhance the lives of persons with mental and
physical limitations. Activities include exhibits, music, speakers, children’s
games, door prizes, and much more!
So come out and visit the Ability First Expo 2005 for a day filled with fun
and information for the entire family!!
- WHAT: A Celebration of the potential and accomplishments of people who are
- WHEN: October 14, 2005
- WHERE: Classic Center, 300 North Thomas Street, Athens
- TIME: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Athens Council on Blind, Athens Heritage Lions Club, Athens-Clarke
County Commission on People with Disabilities, Multiple Choices Center for
Independent Living, The Classic Center, and VISTAS.
*For more information, call (706) 549-1020.
Get Into Shape
Couch potatoes take note: exercise is for everybody and everyone can reap
benefits from regular physical activity. The National Center on Physical
Activity and Disability (NCPAD) has a terrific new website, www.ncpad.org.html,
packed with information and resources. There are searchable directories of
adaptive equipment vendors and of organizaitons, programs, and facilities that
provide opportunities for accessible physical activity. This website is great
for nursing homes, retirement centers, senior centers and others who work with
disabled individuals in group settings.
Questions and Answers about your Library Service
How do I cancel a magazine?
To cancel a magazine which is sent with a mailing card, simply write “cancel” on
the card when you return the magazine to the library. To cancel a magazine which
is mailed directly to you and does not have a card, please call the library to
cancel your subscription.
How do I return books?
To return books sent to you with a mailing card, turn the card over. The
library’s address is on the other side. Please return all materials sent to you
with the mailing card. Return books as you finish them. Do not let them
accumulate before mailing them.
What about damaged books?
To identify a damaged cassette, please place a rubber band around the cassette
and replace it in the book container. Return the books as usual. You will
receive another copy of the book if you call the library to send another copy.
We hope you enjoy these mysterious reads!
- RC 16261 Hound of Death and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
- RC 20636 The Dunwich Horror and Others by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
- RC 25349 Cutting Edge by Dennis Etchison
- RC 52111 Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker
- RC 56947 The Final Country by James Crumley
- RC 34693 Killer Cinderella by Simon Shaw
- RC 39783 The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe by
- RC 40942 Sunburn by Laurence Shames
- RC 53498 Last Seen Alive by Dorothy Simpson
- RC 40359 White Man’s Grave by Richard Dooling
- RC 40428 Rimwalkers by Vicki Grove