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  • N J A L A

    1. 1. Children’s Services from the NJSL Library for the Blind & Handicapped June 9, 2009 2:15 – 3:45 NJALA Annual Conference
    2. 2. <ul><li>Elizabeth Burns </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    3. 4. New Jersey State Library’s Library for the Blind & Handicapped www.njlbh.org
    4. 5. National Library Services for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS) www.loc.gov/nls
    5. 7. Who Uses NJLBH? <ul><li>Blind </li></ul><ul><li>Low Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Physically Handicapped </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Disabilities </li></ul>
    6. 8. Braille
    7. 9. Large Print
    8. 10. Large Print <ul><li>Newspapers: 8 point </li></ul><ul><li>Adult books: 10 to 12 point </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum size large print: 14 point </li></ul><ul><li>Typical large print: 16 to 18 point </li></ul>
    9. 11. Children’s Books <ul><li>Novels: 10 to 12 point </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Grade: 14 point </li></ul><ul><li>Early Readers: 16 point </li></ul><ul><li>Picture Books: 16 to 24 point </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum size large print: 14 point </li></ul><ul><li>Typical large print: 16 to 18 point </li></ul>
    10. 14. Commercial Players <ul><li>http://www.humanware.com </li></ul>
    11. 15. But my library has audiobooks! <ul><li>Books on tape/CD </li></ul><ul><li>Playaways </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sjrlc.lib.overdrive.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listennj.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.listennjnw.com </li></ul></ul>
    12. 16. Garden State Children’s Book Award
    13. 17. Jack Plank Tells Tales
    14. 18. A Friendship for Today
    15. 19. What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms & Pajamas
    16. 20. The Pushcart War
    17. 22. https://nlsbard.loc.gov
    18. 26. How Not To Be Popular
    19. 27. www.worldcat.org
    20. 28. ASL Story Hour
    21. 32. Summer Reading Club
    22. 34. Summer Reading Program <ul><li>57 Percent Use Local Library </li></ul><ul><li>43 Percent Do Not </li></ul>
    23. 35. Be Welcoming! <ul><li>14 Point Font Size or Higher </li></ul><ul><li>Hours Read </li></ul><ul><li>Crafts </li></ul>
    24. 36. Be Welcoming! <ul><li>Special Needs: Please contact the branch hosting this event at least two weeks in advance to arrange for accommodations. </li></ul><ul><li>Children of all abilities are welcome </li></ul><ul><li>All books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not owned by the library </li></ul></ul>
    25. 38. Questions? <ul><li>Elizabeth Burns </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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