Question: I have a friend who showed me her talking book player. She says it was free and the books are, as well. Is this available for anyone? If so, how do I sign up?
Answer: Your friend's player came from the National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped (NLS) Talking Book Program. NLS is part of the Library of Congress. The Talking Book program has been around since the early days of recorded sound, transitioning from records to cassette tapes and now, digital cartridges or digital downloads.
Somerset County Library (814-445-5907) and sign up for a free library card. In addition to their collection of print books, large print books and books on tape or cd, they also have a nice collection of books available for free download.
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At Your Service, Rob Stemple, Daily American newsroom, P.O. Box 638 Somerset, PA 15501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Rob Stemple is Community Outreach and Rehabilitation Liaison for Somerset County Blind Center (SCBC); a Division of the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired (SABVI). He is available to speak to school and civic groups, churches, etc. Rob's group, Apostles Creed also provides music for church services and events. Call him at 814-445-1310 or send an email to email@example.com for additional information.)
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