Saturday, May 10, 2008

Talking Books Program to produce "Cruising Connecticut"

The Greater Hartford Talking Books Program of the Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind & Handicapped (CVSBH) asked me for permission to record Cruising Connecticut with a Picnic Basket.

I was thrilled to learn that my book would be available free of charge to 10,800 patrons in Connecticut who cannot hold or read printed materials. Also, that Cruising Connecticut is one of 100-125 books that will be produced this year and one of 2500 books recorded since 1974 by this organization with an all volunteer staff of 250 members.

It was especially rewarding for me to be able to read the beginning pages ~ Dedication, Acknowledgement, Introduction, and Contents. And, to learn a little about the in-depth screening each book goes through for accuracy, diction, emphasis, and clarity. CVSBH has been cited as having the highest standard of excellence of all Talking Books Programs in New England.

If you know of anyone who might benefit from this program, you should also know that all recordings are made available nationally through a listing with the Library of Congress. For more information, call 860-528-1996.

1 comment:

Talking Books Librarian said...

This is wonderful! I am a Talking Books Librarian, and am always glad to learn about new books being recorded! Congrats!

Feel free to check out my blog about Talking Books at http://talkingbookslibrarian.blogspot.com/