Children's Corner

A Message to Parents and Teachers

As many of you know, the Talking Book Library has always tried to provide books-on-tape to students on a priority basis. It is our commitment to send a title in the mail to you within 24 hours, as long as it is in the library. However, with the current disruption of the mail system, we are expecting delays in mail service. Therefore, if it is at all possible, please give us the longest possible lead time by consulting with the classroom teacher and finding out which books will be needed well in advance of the assignment. Our loan period for students can be routinely extended to two months, so keeping a tape a little longer will not be a problem. However to keep your student current with their classroom deadlines, we do need advanced notice for mailing. If you need to pick up a book, call us and we will have it waiting for you, at the library. Books used in the classroom sometimes have to be duplicated on demand, so calling in advance is important to the process. Finally, if we need to order a book from another state on interlibrary loan, this involves an added delay and, while we will order the book immediately, we can’t control other states’ loan policies. Please discuss the potential delay with your student’s classroom teacher so that your student is not penalized.

Thanks for your help, and have a great school year! We are here to help with all of your child’s support reading needs, tape, large print, or Braille. Remember, also, that we rely on your help to spread the word about the valuable services we provide to blind, visually handicapped, physically handicapped and reading disabled students.

Why Talking Books Have Made Me A Successful Student

The Colorado Talking Book Library provides a tool for success for Learning Disabled students. With books on tape, the barriers of learning and perceptual problems are surmountable as students stay up with their schoolwork and experience, for the first time, the true joy that reading can offer when it is available to them in an easy-to-use format like talking books. The Talking Book Library is a free service, so all students in Colorado can make use of the program with proper medical endorsement. The glowing endorsements we receive from our clients attest, not only to the support that Talking Books provide in school and recreational reading, but also to high levels of personal and academic success Colorado students can achieve with the help of the Talking Book Library and books-on-tape. Read how students succeed with Talking Books.