Talking Book Services News

Talking Books Services selected for the ASGCLA/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award

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The South Carolina State Library’s (SCSL) Talking Book Service (TBS) has been recognized for its Assistive Technology Petting Zoo by ASGCLA - the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies.


Celebrated Author Empowers Students to Use Art to Promote Kindness

Kathryn Otoshi with State Library staff members

In response to winning the 2018 Association for Library Service to Children Maureen Hayes- Author/Illustrator Visit Award, the South Carolina State Library welcomed author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

Join us for a special public event to celebrate Blindness Awareness Month on October 18, 2018

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The South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services will host an author talk by Michael Hingson for Blindness Awareness Month on October 18, 2018. Hingson, a blind survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, will tell his life story and detail how he and his guide dog made it out of the Twin Towers alive.

Register today for InSights into Blindness: A Celebration of Blindness Awareness Month

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The State Library’s Talking Book Services is hosting an informational workshop on Tuesday October 3, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for library staff, educators, and others who work with individuals who are blind or low vision. Participants will learn ways to accommodate patrons or students as well as agencies to contact when they encounter someone in need of services.