Talking Book Services News

Government Shutdown Disrupts Services to Talking Book Services Patrons


Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, beginning Tuesday, October 1, all Library of Congress and National Library Service (NLS) for the blind and physically handicapped will be unavailable.

SC State Library Talking Book Services Presents Let's Celebrate Art! 2012


Talking Book Services invites all visually impaired and blind students in South Carolina to create a work of art to be entered into the Celebrate Art! Exhibition.


  • Grades 1 -- 4
  • Grades 5 -- 8
  • Grades 9 -- 12

Judges will choose a winner in each division. Winners will receive a prize.

Downloadable Readers Digest & Newsweek


Patrons of the Talking Books Services are eligible to download Reader's Digest and Newsweek in Digital Talking Book (DTB) format.

The American Printing House for the Blind is proud to offer free downloadable editions of Reader's Digest® and Newsweek® to eligible readers who are blind and visually impaired and who are registered members of the Talking Books program.

Librarians Explore New Technologies and Service Opportunities at National Conference Held in SC


Talking Book and Braille Librarians from 23 states will gather in Columbia, South Carolina at the 2012 KLAS Users' Conference to discuss how to improve patron service and incorporate new technologies while working within budget and staff constraints.