The Talking Book Program’s services are currently available via voicemail and email. Books and machines are being shipped, and new patron applications are being processed.
Although we are not taking calls directly, we are able to respond to voicemail messages promptly. To reach us through the call center, please call, 1-800-252-9605, and leave a detailed message with your request. We will return your call if needed. Please do not leave multiple messages with the same request.
If you prefer, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are answered within 1-2 working days of receipt.
Thank you for your understanding. Please take care and be well.
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Large Print & Braille Books Recently Added / Reading Lists / Books Worth Revisiting including Spanish / Spotlight on Texas Books / Coping with Visual Impairment / Summer Reading Club / Free Magazines / Ordering
Texas Talking Book Program Catalog
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These are lists of mostly Large Print books recently added to the TBP Collection.
July 2021 Large Print / June 2021 Large Print / April 2021 Large Print / March 2021 Large Print / February 2021 Large Print
July 2021 Braille / June 2021 Braille / April 2021 Braille / March 2021 Braille /
December 2020 Large Print / November 2020 Large Print / September-October 2020 Large Print / July-August 2020 Large Print /
June 2020 Large Print / April-May 2020 Large Print / March 2020 Large Print / February 2020 Large Print / January 2020 Large Print
These reading lists were created for specific and anticipated TBP readers’ requests. If you have an interest area you would like book recommendations on, not reflected in these listing s, please contact a Reader’s Advisory Librarian at 800-252-9605 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coping with Visual Impairment Reading List
This bibliography is meant to be an update to the Coping with Blindness bibliography created by the late Alvin Roberts. Books included are mostly braille and digital format books. Reading stories about others who have struggled with blindness can be inspiring and therapeutic. Roberts wrote in a 1984, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness article titled, "Bibliotherapy: A Technique for Counseling Blind People" that:
Since antiquity, books, especially biographies, have been used for transmitting hard-learned lessons about life. . . The right book at the right time can enhance adjustment to blindness.
List of books and short stories that are usually included as inserts in the Texas Talking Book News bulletins sent out to our patrons.
Digital Audio book titles by Texas authors or about the history, culture, folklore, and people of the Lone Star state, produced by volunteers at the Talking Book Program Volunteer Recording Studio in Austin and at the Recording Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Midland.
Audio libros digitales de autores Texanos o acerca de la historia, cultura, folklore, y gente del Estado de la Estrella Solitaria, producidos por voluntarios en el Estudio de Grabación del Programa de Libros Que Hablan en Austin y en la Biblioteca de grabación de West Texas en Midland.
Spotlight on Texas Books [html]
Click here to see Free list of Magazines from the Talking Book Program
As a patron of the Talking Book Program you are eligible to subscribe, free of charge, to magazines on digital cartridge, in large print, or in Braille.
If you are interested in any of these subjects or titles listed here, please contact a Reader Consultant to order by phone or e-mail:
1-800-252-9605 (toll-free in Texas); 512-463-5458 (Austin area); email@example.com
Talking Book Program
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PO Box 12927
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1-800-252-9605 (in Texas)
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NLS Bibliographies of Braille and Talking Books