Did You Know – The NCLBPH Patron Handbook

Did you know there is a page on the NCLBPH website that has a patron handbook anyone can read? Every patron should read this document for a more complete understanding of our services. The library’s patron handbook thoroughly covers patron services, eligibility to receive services, and the responsibilities that come with being a patron — such as loan periods and caring for your equipment. Odds are if you have any questions concerning the services offered by this library, you’ll find the answer in this thirty-six page document. Check it out in the link below.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/about/patron-handbook

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10 Most Wanted Books – October 2017

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, September 2017. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 44 times over the month.

DB087675 – Private : the royals by James Patterson
DB087478 – French twist : a Detective Luc Moncrief mystery by James Patterson
DB085309 – Brush of wings : Angels walking series by Karen Kingsbury
DB085772 – Missing : a Private novel by James Patterson
DB086654 – Below the belt by Stuart Woods
DB087696 – Fast & loose by Stuart Woods
DB087023 – Island of glass by Nora Roberts
DB086026 – The whistler : a novel by John Grisham
DB086296 – French kiss : a Detective Luc Moncrief mystery by James Patterson
DB087365 – Echoes in death by J. D. Robb

To order – Online Cataloghttps://webopac.klas.com/nc1aopac or call – 1-888-388-2460

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BARD Roundup – September 2017 top 10 audio downloads

Here are September 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB088433 – The late show by Michael Connelly
DB088709 – The medical examiner: a Women’s Murder Club story by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
DB088696 – Y is for yesterday by Sue Grafton
DB088443 – Murder games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
DB088691 – Paradise Valley by C. J. Box
DB088695 – Any dream will do: a novel by Debbie Macomber
DB088624 – Crime scene: a novel by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
DB088379 – Bullseye: an original Will Robie/Camel Club short story by David Baldacci
DB087890 – The devil’s triangle by Catherine Coulter and J. T Ellison
DB087852 – Vicious circle by C. J Box

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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BARD Roundup – September 2017 top 10 braille downloads

Here are September 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR019523 – How the states got their shapes too: the people behind the borderlines by Mark Stein
BR021734 – Faithful Place by Tana French
BRC01421 – Remember when by Nora Roberts
BR019902 – A week in winter by Maeve Binchy
BR021208 – X by Sue Grafton
BR021511 – The last place: a Tess Monaghan novel by Laura Lippman
BR021708 – The master algorithm: how the quest for the ultimate learning machine will remake our world by Pedro Domingos
BR021777 – A darkness absolute by Kelley Armstrong
BR011672 – The moon and the sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
BR016229 – The Camel Club by David Baldacci

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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Did You Know – NCLBPH Reader’s Corner

Did you know the NCLBPH website has a web page for reading? It only seems natural since we are a library. On this page we have varied lists of reading suggestions and resources. There are staff picks, where you can see the latest book chosen by a staff member. You may have noticed Berkov’s Bookshelf on posted on our social media pages; from this page you may see an archive of our Collection Librarian’s selections. We also have the National Library Service’s and the New York Times’ best sellers, talking book topics, our book club’s selections and much more to explore. Click on the link below to visit our reader’s corner section!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/readers-corner

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Happy BARD Day – October 2017

Happy BARD day – September 2017 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In September 625 audio readers downloaded 11166 books, 346 magazines and 63 music items. Another 43 braille readers downloaded 181 books, 53 magazines and 3 music items. 21 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 64 new users and 68 new mobile devices. Do you BARD? If not, what’s keeping you. With the BARD Mobile app added to things you now have another great way to read your books and magazines on the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Sign up for BARD today – https://nlsbard.loc.gov

Get the BARD Mobile app

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb&hl=en

iPhone – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586

Kindle Fire – http://www.amazon.com/Library-of-Congress-BARD-Mobile/dp/B016760320

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New on NOBLE – The Boston Terrier Mysteries

For your reading pleasure, a new Digital Talking Book on NOBLE – The Boston Terrier Mysteries: the Kennel Caper by Carol Martin and Dot Hallinan. In this mystery novella, recorded by Triangle Radio Reading Service, we are taken into a world where canines and other animals go on crazy crime solving adventures. This first novella is known as the Kennel Capers, the first book recorded from The Boston Terrier Mysteries. Download it today from NOBLE – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/books/db-bostonterriermysteries-dbx01234.zip

Check out NOBLE – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble.html for more local downloadable favorites in both audio and braille.

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Did You Know – NCLBPH Magazines Available

Did you know patrons of the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped have access to all sorts of national magazines as well as North Carolina magazines? We have a catalog for each format (Braille, Large Print, and Recorded Audio) available for our patrons to choose from and become subscribers. Magazines are sent to patrons from either NCLBPH or the National Library Service. Our patrons also have the option of downloading locally produced magazines about North Carolina, from North Carolina or for North Carolina patrons from our NOBLE (North Carolina BARD Local) section. Check to see if any of the magazines on the list interest you using the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/services/magazines

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Spirit in Motion – Podcast Now Live

We’re happy to say that you can now listen to the awesome MP3 version of the Spirit in Motion Podcast from the August, 30, 2017 event – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/podcasts/spirit_in_motion_audio.mp3

Image of Lex Gillette and Renee Chou on the right. On the left, the image says Spirit in Motion Stories of the Olympics and Paralympics. Join Paralympic World Champion Lex Gillette and WRAL-TV News Anchor Renee Chou

Lex Gillette, who grew up in Raleigh, N.C., talked about his life as an accomplished athlete with a visual impairment competing on a global level. Renee Chou joined his and discussed her experience providing news coverage at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil for WRAL-TV.

For more wonderful Podcasts, including the Celebration of Cooking Event featuring Master Chef Christine Ha – check out the library’s NOBLE Podcasts section https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble/podcasts

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New on NOBLE – 5 New Editions of Carolina Country

New on NOBLE, five new editions of the very popular Carolina Country Magazine, the magazine all about life in Carolina Country. Check out:

Lots more to download and listen to on NOBLE. Check out NOBLE for locally recorded Magazines and Books – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble

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