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Be a Part of the TBS Patron Cookbook

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to sit down with others in the TBS community to share a meal and favorite family stories? We may not be able to sit at the same table, but we can share our favorite family recipes and stories to better know our Talking Books Community. 

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NLS Summer Reading Events vis Zoom

The National Library Service is pleased to announce the events scheduled for its second Summer Reading Program, which will run from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 9, 2024. All events will take place on Zoom. 

Kickoff event (all ages): Monday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. eastern time. 
Story time and music: Turtle Dance Music (K–3rd grade): Thursday, July 18, at 4:00 p.m. eastern time. 

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Many Faces of BARD

The topic for the Thursday, June 13, 2024, Many Faces of BARD program will be NLS eReader Updates: A Brief Review. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time and last for one hour. NLS will record this program. A brief presentation will begin the session. Presenters will spend the remainder of the time answering questions about the presentation or using BARD. 
The session can be joined by going to

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NLS Quarterly Patron Corner

 On Monday, June 10, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. eastern time, the NLS Patron Engagement Section will host the quarterly Patron Corner. The topic for this program is NLS Summer Reading: Another Bridge for Literacy for Children Who Are Blind or Low Vision. The 90-minute session will feature a national panel of experts on literacy in the blind and low-vision community. Panelists will discuss the state of literacy among low-vision children and adults and describe approaches for improving literacy outcomes. 

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June Beach Books

Visit the South Carolina coast in summer through these stories, where sun-drenched beaches, coastal towns, and heartfelt stories weave together into sun-soaked adventure, intrigue, and romance.

Adventure Begins in Your Library

Summer Reading 2024

Summer is right around the corner, which means the return of the SC TBS Summer reading Program! 

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May Flowers

After March winds and April showers what do you get? May flowers! Indulge in books celebrating flowers, delving into their beauty, symbolism, and folklore. Explore gardening tips, and embrace the blossoming season's allure.

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April is Awareness Month

April brings awareness to Stress, Parkinson's Disease, and Autism. Discover insightful books that explore coping strategies, research advancements, and personal narratives for empowerment and understanding.

Let's Celebrate Art 2024

Let's Celebrate Art 2024

During the months of March and April each year, the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services Department offers a fine arts creative outlet for blind and visually impaired students in our state. This year young artists submitted tactile pieces using ceramic, felt, cotton, paper, wood, metal, and more. It was difficult to choose the winners but here they are!

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Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month with empowering reads, honoring trailblazers, activists, and visionaries who've shaped history.

Connect the Dots

Spring 2024

The latest edition of Connect the Dots is here, and as always it’s full of reading recommendations, national and community Talking Book Services updates, and much more. Listen now to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at SC TBS!

Spring 2024 (print version)