Sea turtle swimming in ocean

Narrating Turtle Diary

Tue., Sep. 18
The recording program of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) has produced more than 200 audiobooks in the past ten years.  One of the most unusual of these was Russell Hoban’s 1975 novel Turtle Diary (DBC 08138).  The book’s structure — each chapter is a diary entry alternating between the two main characters, William G. and Neaera H., representing their thoughts rather…
Cover of Stop Snoring Bernard!

Announcing Our Newest Title: Stop Snoring Bernard

Sat., Sep. 15
We are pleased to present our latest Audio Book offering, available immediately in a variety of formats and delivery options for your ease of use and reading pleasure. Stop Snoring Bernard DBC 14886 By Zachariah O'Hora A Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Selection for 2012. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annotation: Bernard loves curling up to go to sleep. But there is one little problem.…

I Kill Giants

Fri., Sep. 14
The lore of the giants is rich and fascinating, but whether or not it's all real is an ongoing question.
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Wed., Sep. 12
In the news today: Pluto is most definitely a planet - and should never have been downgraded, say some scientists. Until the scientists make up their mind, let's take a look at the most popular BARD books for the month of August, starting with number one: End Game By David Baldacci DB89412 / CL16749 Will Robie and Jessica Reel are the people the government calls…
Outside of the Library of Alexandria

Great Library of Alexandria: New and Improved

Thu., Sep. 6
The chroniclers of antiquity wrote that the Great Library of Alexandria held at its peak more than 400,000 scrolls on all manners of subjects, the most massive collection of knowledge in the ancient Mediterranean world. Despite the size of its holdings, this library definitely lacked one thing: a section for the blind and physically handicapped. Fortunately for the world, its modern successor has rectified that…
Robyn nuzzled by one of her Camels.

A Camel Lady’s Fate.

Wed., Sep. 5
This past month, my co-worker Julia and I read a book titled Tracks by Robyn Davidson (DB 18639) for one of our Library’s book clubs.  Julia and I fell head over heels for the book: placing holds on all the companion books, hunting down the original article in National Geography, and 3D printing a caravan of camels. Julia wrote a blog post about our group's reaction…
Cover of IT

IT: King's Monster in a Small Town. Well one of them.

Sun., Sep. 2
This book is amazing, and disturbing, and even horrifying.  It is also generally hard to write about. Not because you have to worry about spoiling things, that’s easily avoided, but because It’s title and the pronoun you use to refer to inanimate objects like the book are the same word.  IT.  This book has surged to public attention once again with a blockbuster of a…