Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped launches “Build a Better World” series

By Ruth Hemphill

The Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (TLBPH) is launching a “Build a Better World” series of summer reading programs. Running from May 31 to Aug. 2, 2017, all participants have opportunities to win prizes! Each time someone reports a title they have read between May 31 and Aug. 2, they will be entered in a prize drawing. Prizes include toys for children and gift cards for those who are older.

(L to R) Chuck Sherrill, Heather Fach, and Lori Lockhart, will share information on their subject of expertise.

Programs include presentations on topics that will help Tennessee become a better world. Each Wednesday at 1 p.m. CDT, an “expert” will talk about a topic, such as...

  • Genealogy with Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist, Chuck Sherrill;
  • Quilting with Lori Lockhart, Archivist at the Tennessee State Library and Archives;
  • and Horses in Tennessee, with Heather Fach, Content Access Specialist at the TLBPH.

Other topics include: Disability Law, Job Hunting, BARD Express, Tennessee Council of the Blind, National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee, U.S. Civil War and Retired Racing Greyhound Adoption.

In addition, there are weekly “Choose Your Own Adventure” programs for children, and a YA Café for young adults, led by Roy Lee, TLBPH reader advisor.

All of these programs are “virtual” call-in programs to allow TLBPH patrons all over Tennessee the opportunity to participate. Registration is required. To virtually attend a program, call the library at (800) 342-3308 to register and receive instructions on how to participate. For each program a person attends, they will receive five entries into the drawing. The more someone participates, the more opportunities they will have to win, but someone could win with just one entry!

For more information on the Summer Reading Club and programs or who is eligible to borrow books from the TLBPH, go to: www.sos.tn.gov/tsla/lbph.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State

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