Austin, TX – Summer is the perfect time to dive in and start reading. It is even better when you get to compete for a prize. This year, the Talking Book Program (TBP) at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with libraries across the country to revamp and inspire readers of all ages. Readers of all ages will dive into the ocean depths this summer as TBP presents “Oceans of Possibilities” during the summer reading program.
“People should join to add some fun and some learning into their summer. We have a variety of books and activities to choose from so there is a little something for everyone,” said Kayleigh Matheson, TBP Librarian and organizer of the summer reading program. “We even have some ‘challenges’ to motivate you to read more this summer! Bonus, there are prizes for signing up, and a bigger prize to be chosen by drawing at the end of the summer.”
Join TBP on June 1 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) to kick-start a little fun and to learn more about the summer reading program via Zoom. The summer reading program runs from June 1 through August 8. You must be a member of the Talking Book Program to participate, but those who are not patrons are encouraged to visit their local library’s summer reading program. The first 100 people who register will get a free swag bag. Throughout the summer, participants will be able to submit up to five book reviews for a chance to win a new Apple iPad.
When asked why reading is important, Matheson said, “Reading allows your brain to wander, teaches you new ideas, lets you travel without leaving your house, and broadens your worldview. We are here to help you choose books to make reading enjoyable.”
To sign-up for the program or learn more, visit http://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/summerreadingprogram.
To talk to a librarian or to register for the Talking Book Program, visit www.TexasTalkingBooks.org, call 1-800-252-9605 or email: email@example.com.
The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides digital audio, large print, and braille books and magazines to Texans who cannot read standard print due to a qualifying visual, physical or reading disability. TBP is a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and has served Texans with disabilities since 1931, and Texas was one of the first states to join the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information needed to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit tsl.texas.gov.