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Staff: Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek, Amber Wilkerson,

Summer 2011

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5th in honor of Labor Day.

We will continue to focus on outreach to the community so if you would like us to come give a presentation in your town, give us a call at 706-310-3650.

Sending Mail to the Talking Book Center

Although the Talking Book Center is temporarily located at the Oconee Co. Library, please continue to send all mail to our address on Baxter Street in Athens. We have a courier service set up between the libraries, so we will get the mail you send to us.

Please DO NOT send us mail at the Oconee Co. Library address. The Oconee Co. Library has a post office box, and does not use the Experiment Station Road address to receive mail. Sending mail to this address may cause it to be returned to you or delayed.

All mail to the Talking Book Center should be sent to:

Talking Book Center
2025 Baxter St.
Athens, GA 30606


The registration fee this year is $20.00 before July 15th and $25.00 after July 15th. The cost of the Banquet this year is $25.00. You will be able to select your meal preference on the registration form (Please advise server of your specific meal preference). In order to reserve a Banquet meal, you must register before July 15th, 2011. After you have made all of your choices, total them. If you have additional questions or need any further information, feel free to contact us at 706-208-7132 or 1-888-519-3988. We look forward to seeing you in Carrollton!! is an internet-based audio reading service for those with visual and reading impairments. Below is a portion of an email from the Found and Editor-in-Chief: "Assistive Media is a nonprofit online reading service for people who are visually impaired. I am sending this email as a courtesy to invite you and your patrons to access our easy-to-use free service at Through the blessings of the authors and publishers, we provide online (mp3) recordings of in-depth journalistic articles from popular periodicals such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's and many others. All of this is free and we do not require memberships or accept advertising. We do this for the love of it". Books are downloaded from the site If you have any questions about the site, you can email them at:

New Internet Resource

There's a new resource on the internet called Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is run by Christine Chaikin. For more information go to She has also created a group and a page on Facebook called Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired.

The Athens Council of the Blind meetings are held on the fourth Saturday, of every month from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Multiple Choices, 850 Gaines School Road, Athens. For further information call 706.549.1020.

Summer Books

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