News & Events

2023 Patron Survey

Talking Book Services wants to hear from you! 

It is time once again to check in with all of you, our patrons and stakeholders, to ask your opinions about the work we are doing at SC TBS.

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Take TBS Back to School with You!

Did you know that SC Talking Book Services are available for eligible students and teachers?

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TBS Featured on Soda City Live

South Carolina's Talking Book Services Director, Jennifer Falvey, appeared on Columbia's WIS TV News local segment, Soda City Live, on Thursday, July 27th.

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BARD Mobile iOS version 2.2.1

Version 2.2.1 includes supported in-app password reset functionality.

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BARD Mobile Kindle Fire Update, Version 1.4.6

This is the second in a series of releases designed to support native Amazon Kindle Fire OS development and Amazon accessibility functions, including VoiceView for screen reader and braille output support.

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BARD Mobile Android App 2.0

Coming to BARD Android users this Friday, June 23: version 2.0 of the BARD Mobile Android app.

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Tune into the Many Faces of BARD!

This month the program from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled is BARD: Advanced Search Tips from an Expert.

2023 Talking Book Services Art Gallery Ceremony

2023 Talking Book Services Art Gallery

The 2023 Talking Book Services Art Gallery was a resounding success, with 57 entries from dozens of counties all across South Carolina. Competition was fierce, with many wonderful artworks in a wide variety of media. In addition to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of three age categories, we also have a special State Librarian award for overall excellence, which was won this year by Sarah O’Reilly, age 6. All of the beautiful artwork will hang in the State Library lobby through the end of May—be sure to stop by and take a look!

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In Memoriam, TBS Team Member Todd Ferguson

The South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services lost a beloved team member on March 16th with the passing of Todd Ferguson.

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2023 National Library Service Patron Survey

Talking Book Services patrons may receive a letter inviting them to participate in the 2023 National Library Service Patron Survey online or by phone.

Connect the Dots

Summer 2023

The latest edition of Connect the Dots is here, and as always it’s full of reading recommendations, national and community Talking Book Services updates, and much more. Listen now to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at SC TBS!

Summer 2023 (print version)