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#TXBookChat: Texas Talking Book Program — An Inside Look

What is the Talking Book Program (TBP) and who is eligible to receive audio, braille, and large print books? 

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission houses and support the Texas Talking Book Program. Join TBP’s Public Awareness Coordinator Jaclyn Owusu and Readers' Advisory and Youth Librarian Kayleigh Matheson in this discussion about the resources available to Texans. Viewers will learn all about the program, including who is eligible to receive FREE audio, braille, and large print books; what types of materials are in the collections; how it works; and how to apply.

Headshot Photograph of Jaclyn Owusu

Jaclyn Owusu is the Public Awareness Coordinator for the Talking Book Program at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). She started working for the program in the summer of 2016 and travels the state of Texas promoting the services provided by TBP. Jaclyn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Communication Studies. She is enthusiastic about the importance of community education, literacy, raising awareness, and advocating for services that are available for Texans with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headshot Photograph of Kayleigh Matheson

Kayleigh Matheson is a Readers' Advisory and Youth Librarian with the Talking Book Program. She has been with TBP at TSLAC for a year. In that time time has created a summer reading program and new youth services initiatives. Kayleigh graduated with her master's in library science in May of 2020 and is a former elementary school teacher. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she likes to read almost everything!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a full overview of the #TXBookChat series, please visit: www.tsl.texas.gov/txbookchat

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