New on NOBLE – A New Issue of Wildlife in North Carolina

New on NOBLE, the January/February 2018 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina, the magazine from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission about the state’s fishing and hunting resources and education. All about the outdoors. Read the January/February 2018 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina today!!!

Once you’ve finished this, check out all of the other locally recorded magazines we have to offer on NOBLE and make them part of your winter reading. Lots more to download and listen to on NOBLE. Check out NOBLE for locally recorded MagazinesBooks, and even Podcasts  – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble, your source for local downloadable favorites.

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New on NOBLE – A New Issue of Diabetes Self Management

New on NOBLE, another edition of the locally recorded and nationally acclaimed Diabetes Self Management magazine. Read the July/August 2017 edition today!!!

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

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Sign Up for Summer Reading 2018!

We are currently running our 2018 Summer Reading Program! Patrons can register until July 31st.

Our Summer Reading Program is divided in to an Adult Summer Reading Program for patrons over 21 years of age and Kids Summer Reading is for patrons 21 and under.

The summer program runs from June 1 to August 31, 2018.

Patrons who read at least 5 books to win a prize and the top 3 readers  in each division win gift cards!

Kids Summer Reading Sign Up: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/kids-signup

Adults Summer Reading Sign Up: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/adults-signup

You may also register by giving us a call at 919-733-4376 Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM. Remember, Libraries Rock and Reading Takes You Everywhere!

You MUST be a patron to participate in our summer reading program. If you are eligible for our services, print an application provided in the link below, complete the application, and mail it to our library at 1841 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27635. The application must be signed by a certifying authority.

Apply for service: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/about/apply

About our library: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/about

There is an assortment of books, musical instruments, and flowers. The text reads,

Libraries Rock!

In a beach-like area, a personified sun is reading a book wearing shades. The text reads,

Reading Takes You Everywhere!

 

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New on NOBLE – Our State Magazine December 2017

New on NOBLE, the December 2017 edition of the very popular Our State Magazine, the magazine all about North Carolina.

Read Our State December 2017 edition 

Lots more to download and listen to on NOBLE. Check out NOBLE – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble.html for more local downloadable favorites.

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New on NOBLE – Dialogue Magazine 2 new issues

New on NOBLE – the Fall 2017 and the Winter 2017 issues of Dialogue Magazine, produced by Blind Skills, Inc. Dialogue Magazine is a news magazine edited by and for individuals who are experiencing vision loss or are blind and their friends and families. DIALOGUE publishes articles, personal essays, interviews, news and resources on all aspects of coping with a vision impairment.

The Winter 2017 edition – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/magazines/dialogue/dialogue-winter2017.zip

The Fall 2017 edition – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/magazines/dialogue/dialogue-fall2017.zip

For more great locally recorded books and magazine check out NOBLE and get some local North Carolina flavor in your reading – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble

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Open Spots in our VIP Book Club

There are two available spots for the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped’s VIP (Very Important Patrons) Book Club. On the second Friday of each month, our book club meets in our library break room from 10 AM to 11:30 AM to discuss the book pick of the month, share good times and snacks. You must be one of our patrons and be near the Raleigh area to join the book club as we are located at 1841 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27635. If you believe you would be interested in joining the VIP Book Club please give us a call at 919-733-4376 and ask about the VIP Book Club or ask to speak with Marlene. There are only two spots available so act fast!

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VIP Book Club Podcast – The Circle

During the June 2018 VIP Book Club meeting, we discussed The Circle by Dave Eggers.

DB077770 Mae begins work at the Circle–a company that reinvented the Internet by creating one transparent identity for each user. Although enthralled by her increasingly powerful online role, Mae is troubled to learn that the company may have a dark side. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

You may listen to how the book discussion went and even add your own input by clicking the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/vip-book-club-podcast-062018-the-circle

If you wish to learn more about our VIP Book Club, such as what books we will cover next, visit our page by clicking the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/vip-book-club

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BARD Roundup – May 2018 top 10 audio downloads

Here are May 2018’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB090471 – Fall from grace by Danielle Steel
DB090292 – Fifty fifty by James Patterson and Candice Fox
DB089190 – The family lawyer by James Patterson, Christopher Charles, Robert Rotstein and Rachel Howzell Hall
DB090065 – Hunted by James Patterson and Andrew Holmes
DB089954 – Into the black nowhere by Meg Gardiner
DB089869 – The whispering room by Dean R Koontz
DB090289 – Night moves: an Alex Delaware novel by Jonathan Kellerman
DB090238 – Two girls down: a novel by Louisa Luna
DB089199 – Origin by Dan Brown and Paul Michael
DB090085 – City of endless night by Douglas J Preston and Lincoln Child

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 – May 2018 top 10 braille downloads

Here are May 2018’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR020442 – Gone, baby, gone: a novel by Dennis Lehane
BR020117 – Midnight sons: Volume 3 by Debbie Macomber
BRC01734 – Literary trails of eastern North Carolina: a guidebook by Georgann Eubanks
BR021839 – Fates and traitors: a novel of John Wilkes Booth by Jennifer Chiaverini
BR017598 – The preacher and the presidents: Billy Graham in the White House by Nancy Gibbs
BR022079 – Not your mother’s slow cooker cookbook by Beth Hensperger
BR015396 – The 9/11 Commission report: final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States by 9/11 Commission
BR015488 – The Kingfisher geography encyclopedia by Clive Gifford
BR016804 – State of denial by Bob Woodward
BR021875 – The untold story of the talking book by Matthew Rubery

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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Happy BARD Day – June 2018

Happy BARD day – May 2018 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In March 629 audio readers downloaded 8787 books, 453 magazines and 52 music items. Another 22 braille readers downloaded 495 books , 49 magazines and 1 music item. 28 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 60 new users and 63 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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