NJ State Library: Talking Book & Braille Center

To receive the services of the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC)

TBBC is a library that serves New Jersey Residents of all ages, both children and adults, whose ability to read may be affected by:

*A Physical Impairment
*A Reading Disability
*A Vision Impairment

Anyone who has difficulty reading standard print or holding a book in his/her hand or turning the pages of a book may qualify. Those eligible for TBBC’s services will receive a long-term loan of an audiobook player, audiobooks, Braille books (for Braille readers) and access to download audiobooks, audio magazines and Braille files. You can preview the audiobook player online on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/NJSLTBBC.

There is no cost for TBBC’s services. All of our services are delivered to the home and everything ships back and forth postage-free as “Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped.”

You must apply for TBBC’s services. Here are the application steps:

Step 1: Complete this application and have your eligibility certified. The eligibility criteria and a list of who can certify an application are listed on page 2 of the application.

Step 2: When the application is completed and certified, return it to TBBC:

*Fax it: 609-406-7181
*Scan and email it: tbbc@njstatelib.org
*Mail it: The last page of the application is a postage-free return label.

Step 3: Once TBBC receives a completed and certified application, you will receive a long-term loan of a digital audiobook player and a collection of audiobooks. These will be shipped to your home. Everything shipped between you and TBBC ships as “Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped” (no postage required).

TBBC is a regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the U.S. Library of Congress. It is part of the New Jersey State Library. TBBC is supported by state and federal tax dollars.

Questions: Call TBBC toll-free at 1-800-792-8322.

Applications can be gotten at:

NJ State Library/Talking Book & Braille Center
2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone-1-800-792-8322
609-406-7179
Fax: 609-406-7181
http://www.njsltbbc.org

Disclaimer: I have not used this service so I can’t comment on it one way or another. Please call the numbers above for more details or any changes in requirements.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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