Talking Books
Outreach Services Assistive Links

WHAT ARE TALKING BOOKS?

"Talking Books" are recordings of unabridged, popular fiction and nonfiction material, read by professional readers and reproduced on long-play, 4-track tapes

They are prepared by LIBRARY OF CONGRESS for individuals who are unable to read print materials because of a visual or physical disability  and distributed  by mail to qualified New York State residents through the NEW YORK STATE TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY in Albany, New York.  Although very similar in presentation to the "Recorded Books" and "Books-On-Tape" readily found in bookstores and public libraries, TALKING BOOKS MUST BE PLAYED ON A CASSETTE PLAYER SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR 15/16 IPS, 4-TRACK TAPES.

The CCLS Outreach Department is authorized by the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (NYSTBBL) in Albany to assist individuals, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers and the Blind Associations in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties to register for and receive "TALKING BOOK" players and cassettes. We are also available to answer questions about NYSTBBL services and to exchange broken machines with new ones.

TO APPLY FOR NYSTBBL SERVICES THROUGH THE CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS LIBRARY SYSTEM, CALL:

PAT JOHNSON, OUTREACH COORDINATOR
at 484-7135, EXT. 243

Email to: pjohnson@cclslib.org
OR
Pick up an application form at your nearest public library, complete it, and send to the following address:
OUTREACH SERVICES CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS LIBRARY SYSTEM 106 W. FIFTH STREET 
JAMESTOWN NY 14701

As soon as your completed form is received and approved by the CCLS Outreach Librarian, a playback machine and sample cassettes will be assigned. Equipment and cassettes can be mailed to you directly, delivered to your community library, or arranged to be picked up at the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown.

WHY USE
THE NEW YORK STATE TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (NYSTBBL)?

PATRONS OF NYSTBBL ARE PROVIDED WITH:

INTERNET LINKS:

New York State Talking Book and Braille Library

The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic                       Foundation Fighting Blindness           

Macular Degeneration Foundation                        Blindness Resource Center                 

Assistive Technology                                                Woodlake Technologies                      

Telesensory                                                                Audio Bible


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