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About nclbph

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library is located in Raleigh, but mails materials throughout the state. The NCLBPH is a state agency operated by the State Library of North Carolina as a part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It is also a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

NCLBPH Closed because of Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather and a lack of adequate staffing the library will be closed on Friday, September 14. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to return to normal service on Monday, September 17. Please check our website for … Continue reading

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Hurricane Florence Impact on NCLBPH Service Hours

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence and the inclement weather anticipated for Friday, September 14th, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will operate under an Adverse Weather Policy. We will only be open during regular … Continue reading

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It’s Officially NCLBPH Day!!

September 13th marks today as North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Day!

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10 Most Wanted Books – September 2018

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, August 2018. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at … Continue reading

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BARD Roundup – August 2018 top 10 audio downloads

Here are August 2018’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles: DB091275 – Turbulence by Stuart Woods DB089410 – The midnight line: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child DB089412 – End game by David Baldacci DB091164 – The president … Continue reading

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60th Anniversary Open House Postponed

Due to inclement weather and safety concerns for our guests and patrons, NCLBPH has decided to postpone the 60th anniversary party until an undetermined date.

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BARD Roundup – August 2018 top 10 braille downloads

Here are August 2018’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles: BRC01778 – Changing places:[things I learned at the NC State School for the Blind in the 1950s] by Myra Yarborough DeBruhl BR021144 – The Martian: a novel by Andy Weir … Continue reading

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Accessing America’s parks, monuments and trails

Join us to learn about the many ways people with visual and physical disabilities can enjoy access to America’s parks, monuments and trails. The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will host an event at the Charlotte … Continue reading

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Happy BARD Day – September 2018

Happy BARD day – August 2018 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In August 654 audio readers downloaded 9709 books, 367 magazines and 31 music items. Another 30 braille readers downloaded 237 books , 17 magazines and 3 … Continue reading

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Book Blurbs #6

“Coyote Wind and Specimen Song: The First Two Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pre” by Peter Bowen Talking Book: DB075334  If you enjoy your mysteries in a western setting, check out this book. Cattle-brand inspector and part-time lawman Gabriel Du … Continue reading

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