February is Library Lover’s Month, and TBP is On the Road to Celebrate

February is Library Lover’s Month, so love your Talking Book Program by telling others who may be eligible for our service but may not have heard about TBP.  Spread the love – and the access to great books and magazines.

TBP Braille Story Time

TBP will be travelling all over Texas visiting public libraries for Braille Story Time – see below for more information – as well as visiting other events to promote our service and answer questions.  Look for us in your community soon!

Would your school or library like a unique story time program free of charge?  The Talking Book Program offers a story time that incorporates Braille as a teaching tool.

The program:

Our Public Awareness Coordinator, Heather Bailey, reads 2 – 3 classic picture books that have Braille and text.  Children of all ages get to feel the Braille alphabet and learn how vision impaired children and adults read the same stories others read.

A fun activity is included: each child will get to decode a Braille message using supplied Braille alphabet cards.  All materials are provided by the Talking Book Program.

Benefits of the program include sensory exposure using touch, compassion and understanding for others, and introduction to the language of Braille.

If your library or school is interested in TBP Story Time contact Heather Bailey at

512-463-5452 or hbailey@tsl.texas.gov

Outreach Dates for February 2015:

02/02 Braille Story Time – Lake Travis Library

02/04-02/05 ARC of Texas – San Marcos, TX

02/06 Special Olympics – Austin, TX

02/09 Braille Story Time  at Salado Public Library and at Boerne Public Library

02/10-02/12 Braille Story Time at Palacios Library, Calhoun Library, Jackson Library, Bay City Library and Victoria Library

02/14 Braille Story Time at Clara Mounce Library – Bryan, TX

02/19-02/20 Texas Transitions Conference – Dallas, TX

02/24 Braille Story Time at Boerne Library

02/28 Parent Resource Fair – Houston, TX