Items tagged "nls"

NLS Firsts!

I was doing a bit of research on the early days of the National Library Service (NLS) and I came across a list of the first talking books that were produced back in 1934 for the program. The first batch of books that NLS made included some classic American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, […]

Voice of the Poet

I was looking up information on T.S. Eliot and found this archival recording of him reading “The Naming of Cats”.  I instantly fell in love.  Though I’d read the poem before, the way I’d read it was very different from the author reading it aloud.  And it was wonderful to hear T.S. Eliot’s voice, his […]

A Blind Guide to Stinkville

It’s not very often that I come across a children’s book that accurately, authentically, and respectfully depicts a disabled protagonist (if I can find a children’s book with a disabled protagonist). Early last week, I picked up A Blind Guide to Stinkville—a middle grade novel with a protagonist who has albinism and a visual impairment—and was taken […]

Rocky Mountain High

I recently returned from a two week trip to Aspen, Colorado. Nestled in a remote valley in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is best known for its ski slopes and ridiculously high cost of living, but it’s full of quaint and unexpected treasures, too. I expected to fall in love when I first […]