Talking Book Services News

Columbia Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina Celebrates 60 Years


On September 20, 2007 the Columbia chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina celebrated its 60th Anniversary at the Federation Center in Columbia.  The event was well attended and the chapter president Frank Coppel served as the master of ceremony.  M.B.

Talking Book Services Remembers


In 1960 the Telephone Pioneers of America were designated the official equipment repair group for the Library of Congress. Since then, Pioneers have repaired some two million of the special cassette and record players used by the visually impaired. We appreciate and depend on our Pioneers, especially Mr. Richard “Dick” Hawkinson.

NLS Celebrates Talking Book Program During National Library Week


As we celebrate our nation's libraries during National Library Week (April 15-21), the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, is recognizing the many ways its network library partners engage people in reading and keep them connected to the world around them.