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Welcome to the TBP Youth Services page for patrons 0-18 and their adults! Here you will be able to sign up for our youth services newsletter, have easy access to BARD, see monthly reading lists, find archived newsletters, and see upcoming events.

Sign up to receive our monthly youth newsletter with activities, events, book lists, and more:

Youth Newsletter Sign Up

Not a patron of the Talking Book Program yet? Start your TBP application.

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Summer Reading Program

Our ALL AGES summer reading program is back on June 3, 2024! This year’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library and focuses on exploring, and all kinds of adventures.

Sign up is open for all.
The first 100 people who sign up with receive a summer reading goody bag! For more information about the visit, www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/summerreadingprogram.

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Book Club

Announcing our new Family Book Club at TBP!
On February 27, 2024, we will offer three Family Book Clubs for the year. These book clubs are for kids to read the same book as their parent or another person in their life, then we will all meet to discuss the book together on Zoom. Each book, description, and date are listed below to help you plan. The titles that are for grades 3-7, but since you are reading together, and have access to audio, other ages are welcome.

You can download the audiobooks on NLS BARD or BARD Mobile, or we can send a cartridge for your talking book machine. You could also get them from your school or public library. We will send out a list of the discussion questions and some related activities that you can do together.

Book cover images for the three Family Book Club Offerings at TBP.

Saturday, July 13, 2024, 4 p.m. (During Summer Reading; Theme is Adventure!)
DB 80753, BR 20592
Comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman rescues a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner. She is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates incredible powers of strength and flight after being revived. Newbery Medal Winner. For grades 3-6. 2013.
Join us on Zoom via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84388523338

Tuesday, November 5, 2024, 6 p.m.
WILDOAK by CC Harrington
DB 113110, BR 24842
Twelve-year-old Maggie's stutter causes her much heartache and only her menagerie of pets, whom she can speak with fluidly, provide her comfort, but when she finds Rumpus, an abandoned snow leopard in a forest in Cornwall, their chance encounter will change their lives forever. Provided by publisher. Commercial audiobook. Schneider Family Book Award. For grades 4-7. 2023.
Join us on Zoom via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87831054677

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 6 p.m.
by Natalie Lloyd
DB 78816
The Pickle family relocates to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic. But Felicity is convinced the enchantment is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to revive it. Commercial audiobook. Goodreads Choice Award 2014. For grades 4-7.

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Monthly Youth Book Lists

May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
Febrauary 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022

Other Youth Book Lists

TBP Youth:

NLS Kids:


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BARD Information

Need to get to the BARD website to download books? Go here: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/

Need to know how to navigate BARD? Learn how to use BARD.

The Patron Engagement Section offers The Many Faces of BARD online event the second Thursday of every month, at 6:00 p.m. (Central). Each monthly event covers one aspect of BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download service) and is open to all. Learn more from NLS: www.loc.gov/nls/about/services/many-faces-of-bard/

Looking for the BARD mobile app?

    Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Library-of-Congress-BARD-Mobile/dp/B016760320

BARD Search Tips

BARD Magazine Search Tips

Need more BARD help? Contact us at  tbpBARD@tsl.texas.gov or call 1-800-252-9605.

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Other Places to Get Audio Books

To get recorded textbooks for school you can get a Learning Ally account for $12 per month-https://learningally.org/. Check with your school district to see if they have an account you can use for free!

Bookshare offers downloadable audiobooks for a fee, but is FREE for students with print disabilities. Check out more information here https://www.bookshare.org/cms/.

Houston Public Library “My Link” card: All Texas residents are eligible for a free My Link library card which gives you access to all of their digital content including audiobooks and ebooks.
Apply at https://houstonlibrary.org/mylink and get instant access.

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Page last modified: May 16, 2024