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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.

Talking Book Services on SCDVA's News Minute

Talking Book Services on SCDVA's News Minute

The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs featured SC Talking Book Services in a recent episode of their popular News Minute series.

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month

Explore captivating books celebrating Black History Month, delving into rich narratives, remarkable achievements, and profound contributions that have shaped the world. Enlighten, inspire, and celebrate the resilient spirit.

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Art Gallery Competition - Let's Celebrate Art

During April and May each year, South Carolina Talking Book Services offers a fine arts creative outlet for blind and visually impaired students in our state.

It is now time to enter the 2024 SCSL Talking Book Services art competition.  Any visually impaired/blind child or young adult still in school may enter.  Artwork can be in any medium, but must be tactile.

There are three age categories:  ages 6 to 10, ages 11 to 15, and ages 16 and up.  Only one entry per student is allowed. 

2024 Winter Reading Program

2024 Winter Reading Program

Winter Reading 2024 We invite all SC Talking Book Services patrons to join us for the 2024 Winter Reading Program on January 1, 2024.

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TBS Featured on Soda City Live

South Carolina's Talking Book Services Director, Jennifer Falvey, appeared on Columbia's WIS TV News local segment, Soda City Live, on Thursday, July 27th.

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BARD Mobile iOS version 2.2.1

Version 2.2.1 includes supported in-app password reset functionality.

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)