News & Events
Join the Many Faces of BARD!
This monthly online meeting aims to inform patrons and answer questions about features and services of the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) program.
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.
Get Ready to Read a Latte!
Our winter reading program is back. “Read a Latte” kicks off on January 1, 2023. Talking Book Services patrons can cozy up with their favorite large print, audio, or braille books and keep track of their reading to become eligible for winter-themed TBS goodies.
Banned Books Week, September 18th - 24th
Many people are surprised to learn that books are still being banned in our country today, but In April 2022, nonprofit organization PEN America found that 1,586 book bans targeting 1,145 unique books had occurred in the past nine months.
New Version of the BARD iOS App
NLS is releasing version 2.0 of the BARD Mobile iOS app, available for download beginning Friday, September 23.
New Version of the BARD Android App
NLS is releasing version 1.4.5 of the BARD Mobile Android app. This release brings major improvements, bug fixes, and increased stability since the March 2022 release.
Other Resources for You - SCATP
As a library, we are happy to provide our patrons with our players to listen to books, but we often get questions about “anything else” we may have. While we do not have other forms of assistive technology available to the public to rent or buy, the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) does!
Back-to-School with Talking Book Services
It’s time to gather school supplies, pack backpacks, and get ready for a new school year—and Talking Book Services is ready to help make this the best year ever!
New Audio Magazines Available
TBS offers audio recordings of over 40 magazines including two new titles, Columbia Metropolitan and The Southern Edge.