GLASS November 2016, Partner Update

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Howdy Partner!

As we enter into the holiday season, there are so many things in which we need to be thankful. Friends, family, and loved ones are always at the top of our lists, but we must also be grateful to our partners. The GLASS team has been on the road making new friends and welcoming new partners this November. We have so much news to share with you about our very thankful November.

Let’s start with the MVP Awards.  The ceremony was held on November 3,2016 at The Legends Club, in Augusta, Georgia.

The awards are based on the Five Titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the MVP Community Awards recognize those businesses, organizations and people in the CSRA who have gone above and beyond to work with persons with disabilities to create an inclusive community.

We are proud to inform you that the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library was nominated for the Walton Options MVP Awards, for our participation with TekQuest.

Talking Books proudly welcomes our new partners this November: Grace Gardens, Coastal Georgia Learning Resources System, Diamond Lakes Elementary,Jenkins-White Elementary School, Benton House of Augusta and Augusta Christian Schools.

Augusta Christian Schools

The Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS) is a network of 17 regional programs that provide training and resources to school district personnel, parents of students with disabilities, and other interested individuals to support the achievement, graduation rate, and post-secondary success of students with disabilities.

Diamond Lakes Elementary School

Who Is Eligible for the Service?

  • Anyone who is unable to read or handle standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical disability.
  • Persons who are legally blind or cannot see well enough or focus long enough to read standard print, even with glasses.
  • Persons who are unable to hold or turn pages of print books.
  • Persons who are certified by a medical doctor as having a reading disability.

Call us for more information at 706-821-2625 or email us at

Our Town- Visiting with GLASS Partners.

GLASS was proud to have exhibited with these fine organizations and event planners.

Bryan County Resources Fair November 5
Jenkins-White Elementary Literary Fair November 5
Georgia AARP Partner Event, Augusta Museum, November 6
Veterans Affairs Resource Fair November 9
Savannah Children’s Books Festival, November 12
Candler County Senior center November 17
Senior Health Expo November 29th

We proudly shared a pre-Thanksgiving meal with the wonderful farmers in Tennille at the Tennille Farm Bureau Association on November 14th.

We swung back through Candler County to the Senior Center as well as making 31 additional Outreach Visits to our partners.

Cheryl is a proud member of the Georgia AARP and was happy to attend the Partner Event with Erin Prentiss, Outreach Services Manager, on November 6, 2016, at the Augusta Museum.
Thank you for welcoming us through your doors each time we arrive.

The Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) network will make more than 425,000 accessible e-books available for free to patrons who cannot read traditional print books due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia and other print disabilities. The online library is made possible by Bookshare, a Benetech global literacy initiative. Every Georgian with an eligible print disability will now have free access to Bookshare’s vast online library including best-sellers, literature, nonfiction, picture books, educational texts, career guides and much more as GLASS patrons.

A Trip the Library
What do you love about the public library:

“…I love the access to computers, the books, and the movies.  The library gives people an opportunity to educate themselves at no cost.” – Ida Brown

Richmond Hill Public Library
P.O. Box 939
9607 Ford Avenue
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-3580

13th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.  James & Kimberly Dean“Pete the Cat”

Harlie Fulford Library
2456 West Elm Street
Wrightsville, GA  31096
(478) 864-3940
(478) 864-0626 Fax
Mon – Thurs.  9:30 – 5:00
Fri. Sat., Sun.        Closed

Louisville Public Library
306 E. Broad St.
Louisville, GA 30434
Telephone: 478-625-7079
Fax: 478-625-9256

Until next time, we hope to see while we are out and about in your neck of the woods.
The Talking Books Augusta Outreach Team:

Jayne Andrews, MLIS
Augusta Outreach Services Coordinator

Cheryl Corbin
Augusta Outreach Specialist

Rachel Kee
Augusta Outreach Specialist

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