Talking Book Services (TBS) patrons have a summer reading program that is created just for them. The program is divided into three readin groups, based on age, to encourage everyone to participate. The reading groups are Children – ages 0 to 10, Young Adult – ages 11 to 18, and Adult – ages 19 and up.
The Assistive Technology Petting Zoo is comprised of a variety of assistive technology devices for persons with permanent low vision or blindness including glass magnifiers of various strengths, portable video magnifiers including one with a tablet, text to speech devices, and a portable, closed-circuit television. The Petting Zoo can be transported in mobile containers and taken to libraries as well as other public events.
The South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services is pleased to present our Digital Books and Friends’ Book Club - a book club for our audio readers. Book club sessions will take place online via Zoom monthly on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Talking Book Services at 1-800-922-7818 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the months of April and May each year, the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services Department offers a fine arts creative outlet for blind and visually impaired students in our state. First, Second and Third places are awarded in three age categories. One piece is selected by the State Librarian as Best in Show Award and is permanently displayed in the State Library.