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MONTANA STATE LIBRARY
FOR THE BLIND AND
PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
1515 EAST SIXTH AVE.
HELENA, MT 59620,]r.,TS COLLECTION

444-2064 '"'

1-800-332-3400



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MONTANA STATE UBRARV
SUMMER 1993h£LENA MONTANA 59S20



COMPUTER TALK



As you may know the library
uses computers to keep track of the
books you want, the books you
now have and the books you have
already read. Because of

limitations of the computer system
we have to reduce the size of the
of the 'Has Had' files, the file of
the books you have read. We will
delete the records in all 'Has Had'
files before June 1, 1990. As a
result of these deletions, you may
receive a book you have already
read. This will probably not




happen often. We regret any
inconvenience this may cause you
but it is necessary to keep our
computers happy.




NAME CHANGE?

We are thinking of changing
our name and would like your
opinion. When the National
Library Service was established in
1931 it provided library service
only to blind adults. Since that
time the service has expanded to



include service to both children
and adults with low vision, a
physical disability that prevents
them from holding a book or
turning a page or a reading
disability because of an organic
dysfunction. Furthermore, the
Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) encourages the use of the
word disabled instead of
handicapped. The name we are
suggesting is Montana Talking Book
Library, which puts the erriphasis
on the type of collection we have
and does not categorize the people
served. You may or may not agree
with this; please let us know. It is
your library and we will abide by
your wishes. To express your
opinion give us a call at 1-800-332-
3400.

LARGE PRINT

The National Association for
the Visually Handicapped loans
large print books by mail to the




visually impaired all over the
country. They can be contacted at:
NAVH, 22 W. 21st St.y.New York,
NY 10010 or by calling (212) 889-

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DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO LIBRARY
The Montana State Library for
the Blind and Physically
Handicapped will be purchasing
descriptive videos to establish a
small descriptive video lending
library.

The initial collection of
videos will be purchased with
memorials given in memory of Jon
Richard Beck, 15, of Silver Star,
Montana. Jon died in February
from injuries suffered in an
accident. Jon had problems with
his vision and very much enjoyed
using the 'talking book' services.
The library thought it was
appropriate to remember Jon by



starting a service that we hope will
bring enjoyment to old and young
alike.

A descriptive video is
specially adapted for visually
impaired users. The sound track of
each video is modified with short
descriptions inserted during breaks
in the dialogue of the action,
settings, costumes, and facial
expressions. Some hit movies
available with descriptive video
are: Ghost; Dumbo; Star Trek V:
The Final Frontier; Honey, I Shrunk
the Kids; Pretty Woman; The Hunt
for Red October; Beaches; Fatal
Attraction; Raiders of the Lost
Ark and several others.

This is a new project for the
library, and we have not
established all of the policies and
procedures. We would like to have
twenty people volunteer to
participate in a 'pilot project' for
the first three months. This would
help us determine the best way to
proceed with the lending of the



videos. Some initial policies will
be:

1) The borrower must be a
registered user of the Library
for the Blind & Physically
Handicapped.

2) The library will not furnish
equipment. The borrower
must have a television set
and a VHS video-cassette
player to play the video.

3) Each video will be sent
postage-free in a self-mailing
container. It may be
returned to the library
postage-free in the same
container.

4) Each video will circulate
for a period of 3 weeks from
the time it leaves the library.

5) Only one video may be
checked out at once.

If you would like to participate in
this pilot project, please call the
library. The first 20 qualified
people will be chosen.




Donations received by the
\ontana State Library for the Blind
(& Physically Handicapped



IN MEMORY OF JON BECK
Duane A. Belles

Warren, Ml
Sonya K. Brett

Sterling Heights, Ml
Patricia C. Chupailo

Shelby Township, Ml
Mary & Robert Leech

Grosse Point Woods, Ml
R.j, & Ann McCarter

Grosse Pointe Park, Ml
Diane M. Meyer

Warren, Ml
Lena F. Myles

Roseville, Ml
Trailblazers 4-H

Twin Bridges, MT
Twin Bridges Teacher's

Federation





DONATIONS
jane H. Addy (G.M. Hyer)
Thelma Beausoleil*
A.C./Roberta Brothers
Combined Campaign-Libby, MT
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Henricksen
j Milton & Elsie Lund
Waldo & Vivian Newton
Dawn & Lillian Rennaker
Alenath Rich*
Marjorie Rothlisberger
Mary E. Stone
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Vegge
Ann M. Whalen

MEMORIALS
PETER DALTON

by Paul & Vivian DeVine
JUDY HAMES

by S. Rey/C. Christianson





DONATIONS

AND
MEMORIALS



1993





DONATIONS

AARP, Helena Chapter

Aileen Balyeat

Theima Beausoleil*

Buster F. Dickert

Lowell & Elizabeth Duffner

Lilyan Fredericks*

Eivand & Agnes Frost

Walter & Marjorie Hahn

Alice Burkart & June B. Hensley

Joanna R. McCrea

Myrdal Park

Theima & Arthur Potvin

Willard & Wiima Rasmussen

Alenath Rich*

Theodore & Irene Schreiber

Josephine M. Schwartz

Vivien M. Vinson

Florence Woodworth

* repeat donors




MEMORIALS
THELMA BOLLINGER

by David & Marjorie Bolstad
MARY CUSKER

by Erma Grace Murray
DOROTHY HASLEY

by Theona Hasley
Dr. Ron & Eleanore Hasley
Bill & Theona Waxbom
MRS. RAGNOLD LEDESKY
by Loyal S. Baertsch
SOLOMON LEHMAN

by Mildred V. Lehman
DR. ROBERT E. MATTISON
by Gail M. Bond

L. Fredric & Vera

Bruggeman
Kay O'Donnell Hill
Westpark
SHIRLEY MORRIS

by Olga Schindler




BRAILLE TELEPHONE CALLING
CARD

The AT&T Calling Card and
Custom Calling Card are now
available in braille. The cards
display in braille the user's
permanent calling card number,
which can be used to make calls
without using change. Instructions
and card information are also
provided in braille. Details are
available from AT&T by calling 1-
800-942-6021.

HELP FROM MONTECH

If you need help finding
assistive devices from the simplest
to hi-tech, you can get assistance
from MonTECH. They are

collecting information and will
maintain a database that will keep
track of assistive devices available
for loan or lease. For more
information, call toll-free
1-800-732-0323.




JOB OPPORTUNITIES

lob Opportunities for the
Blind is a publication of the
National Federation of the Blind
and the U. S. Department of Labor.
It is available on regular speed
cassette and contains articles of
interest to job seekers and jobs
listed by region of the country.
Each job description includes job
title, requirements, salary and how
to apply. The free cassette is
available from: job Opportunities
for the Blind, 1800 Johnson St.,
Baltimore, MD 21230. (1-800-638-
7518). It may also be borrowed
from The Montana State Library for
the Blind Physically Handicapped
by calling 1-800-332-3400.



THE MATERIAL ON THIS INSERT IS INCLUDED AS INFORMATION. IT
IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WHICH SUPPLIED IT
AT NO COST TO THE MONTANA LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND.

LIBRARY USERS OF AMERICA, PURPOSES AND INFORMATION
The purposes of this national representative organization are

(1) to promote the availability and use of libraries, radio
reading services, and other special information media and
entities which affect the availability of services providing
cultural, social, occupational, recreational, or information-
al reading needs of blind and visually impaired individuals;

(2) to encourage the development, acquisition, and use of
technology which would enable blind and visually impaired
persons to use printed material independently both in a li-
brary setting and elsewhere; (3) to seek solutions to ser-
vice inequities arising from geographical, technological,
attitudinal, or informational barriers which have the effect
of limiting access to libraries, radio reading services, or
other media and related entities by visually impaired per-
sons; and (A) to do any lawful thing which may facilitate the
accomplishment of the purposes contained herein. Patricia L.
Price is Treasurer of Library Users of America. LUA has
chapters in several states. It is a non profit corporation
formed in 1986 and is one of the 21 special national affili-
ates of the American Council of the Blind. Its periodical is
in braille, large print and on cassette tape. Annual member-
ship dues are $7.00. Its annual conference will be in San
Francisco in July.

THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
The Council has affiliates in every state except Montana. It
was formed in 1961. Its free magazine is the BRAILLE FORUM,
published in braille, cassette tape, large print and on MSDOS
computer disk. Annual dues for a voting membership at large
in the Council are $5.00. Its annual convention will be in
San Francisco, July 3-10. For more information, write or
call Ms. Sutton, at Suite 720, 1155 15th Street, N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20005; 202-A67-5081 or 1 -800-A2A-8666 be-
tween 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. MDT, Mon.-Fri. Also, call the 800
number and ask for the Washington Connection to get the
latest national legislative and governmental news, between
A pm. and 10 p.m. MDT and on week ends.



COUNCIL OF CITIZENS WITH LOW VISION INTERNATIONAL

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR JOINING. WRITE OR CALL Patricia L.
Price, President of C.C.L.V.I., at 5707 Brockton Drive, No.
302. Indianapolis, Indiana, A6220; 1-800-733-2258, 8 a.m.-/t:30
p.m., MDT, or Sharron Eastman Miller, Montana Chair, 2212 /itli
Ave. North, Great Falls, Montana, 59/401; 406-761 -0A82 .

C.C. L.V.I, already has members in Montana and is forming a
statewide chapter. We invite participation in our state and
national conferences. Our annual national conference will be
in San Francisco at the Airport Marriott Hotel, starting on
July A, 1993.

Annual membership dues are $10.00.

Our quarterly periodical is published in large print and
on cassette tape. C.C. L.V.I, was formed in 1978. It is a
tax exempt membership corporation. It is 1 of the 21 special
national affiliates of the American Council of the Blind.

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision, International is
an advocacy organization, the purposes of which are:

1. To establish the right of persons with low vision to make
full use of their vision through all necessary aids, services,
and technology.

2. To provide a mechanism through which low vision people can
express their individual need, interests, and preferences.

3. To educate the public, the professional, and the low
vision people themselves as to the potentialities, capabili-
ties, and needs of such persons.

i\ . To establish outreach programs to ensure that all
individuals with low vision have access to necessary services.

5. To promote needed research to prevent blindness and
improve maximum utilization of sight.

6. To support the development of pre-service and in-service
professional training programs to expand comprehensive low
vision services throughout the country.

Grant Mack and Patricia Price attended the centennial
celebration of the Montana School for. the Deaf and Blind.



OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

If you are interested in all
kinds of outdoor activities the staff
and volunteers at Eagle Mount are
waiting to help you. Eagle Mount
is a non-profit organization that
promotes recreation for people
with disabilities. For more

information on how to participate,
contact the Eagle Mount office
closest to you:




GREETING CARDS



Braille greeting cards are
available from serveral sources at
very reasonable prices. Listed
below are several addresses where
information can be obtained.
Prophecy Designs
P.O. Box 84
Poundpond, ME 04564



Eagle Mount Center
6901 Goldstein
Bozeman, MT 59715
586-1781




Eagle Mount: Billings
P.O. Box 20233
Billings, MT 59104
245-5422

Eagle Mount: Great Falls

P.O. Box 2983

Great Falls, MT 59043

454-1449




Lisa Mammarelli

1218 Illinois Ave. Apt. 1

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

The Hadley School for the Blind

Braille Holiday Card

P.O. Box 299

Winnetka, Illinois 60093-0299

Mr. Stephen P. Mickey, P.O. Box
172, 224 West Main St., St.
Nazianz, Wl 54232





SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Spring has sprung, and the
staff at the Library for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped are
gearing up for the 1993 Summer
Reading Program. All children up
to the age of 14 may participate.

How does it work? just read
a book and then tell us a little
about it. You should have received
the details for the program, but if
you haven't be sure to give us a
call at 1-800-332-3400.

The theme this year is "Many
Faces, Many Stories". The program
will start June 14th and end August
16th. Please join us for fun, prizes
and lots of GOOD READING!! .




CHRISTMAS!!!!

Christmas may seem a long
way off but we are already
planning our tree. For the past two
years the Library for the Blind has



entered a tree to be auctioned off
in "The Festival of Trees". The
proceeds of this event go to the
Intermountain Deaconess Home for
Children. Would you like to join
us in this fun endeavor? If so,
please send a home made ornament
for the tree. The tree will be
labeled from the Staff and Patrons
of the Library for the Blind. We
need your ornament by October so
we will know what size tree to
decorate.




NLS CONFERENCE

The staff from the Library
returned in May from a three-day
conference in Salt Lake. We met
with representatives from the
National Library Service and staff
from other state libraries. We
were able to voice our concerns
and to brainstorm with other



librarians to find solutions. We
wish to thank you, the patron, for
your patience while we were gone.
A special THANK YOU to our
many volunteers who watched the
office and answered the phones in
our absence.




LARGE PRINT and Braille
instruction books for making
afghans, bath accessories,
Christmas ornaments, bazaar items,
baby clothes, toys, pot holders,
recipes, house plant care and
vegetable gardening are available.
For a price list, contact Horizons
for the Blind, 7001 N. Clark St.,
Chicago, IL 60626 or call 1-312-
973-7600.




RADIO SHACK

Radio Shack has a "compact
disk/cassette adapter". This adapts
equipment to be used in the car
and played through the car
speaker. A patron tried his cassette
with it and reported it worked.
The part # is 12-1951. The price is
around $20. Radio Shack also has
mono-headsets that will work with
your cassette so you get sound out
of both earpieces.



THE VOICE OF THE DIABETIC is a
quarterly magazine published by
the diabetic division of the
National Federation of the Blind. It
is available free in regular print or
on cassette. To order contact: Ed
Bryant, Diabetics Division, National
Federation for the Blind, 811
Cherry St. Suite 309, Columbia,
MO 65201 or call (314) 875-8911.



ROZEK'S

Rozek's magazine is now
available in Braille, large-print, and
cassette editions. Rozek's features
no advertising, illustrations, or
photographs-placing its emphasis
on the text. Each issue features a
profile of a remarkable American.
Subscriptions are $10 for a year of
six issues ($18,00 for 2 yrs.) and
can be obtained by sending a check
or money order to Rozek's, 3424
10th Ave. West, Seattle,
Washington 98119. Please specify
Braille, large print, or cassette.




LARGE PRINT MUSIC

Two collections of large-note
piano music are now available, and
a third will soon be produced.
"Through the Years, Golden
Standards" and "All Time Christmas
Favorites" are now available at
$9.95 a copy. Coming soon is
"America's Favorite Songs, A
Community Songbook." These
books include large-print lyrics as
well as large-note music. For more
information contact CPP/Belwin,
Inc., P.O. Box 4340, Hialeah,
Florida 33014-9969. Make checks
payable to Music Ventures, and
include $2 for postage and
handling in addition to the $9.95
per book.




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This newletter is also available on
cassette tape.



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THIS SERVICE MEANS SO MUCH TO ME
by Scarlett Miles

I hate to think what life would be,
For those of us who cannot read or see;
Without talking books, and tape machines;
Life would be so sad it seenis.

I cannot see to drive a car.

But talking books sure take me far.

To places I will never be,

I go there as you read to me.

They take me to the Western Plains,
Through mountain snow and forest rain.
To the Artie, the Amazon, on stormy seas,
I travel as you read to me.

They take me with the proud Massai,
At sunset neeth ' their African sky,
With Aborigines I dream their dreams,
I dwell in caves and swim in streams.

From talking books, I've learned to type,
To cook, to garden, to fix my bike.
To heal my childhood, to trace my roots,
To play guitar and Indian flutes.

I've learned of wolves and feathered wings.
Of healing herbs and spiritual things,
Of prophets, prayers, and ancient times.
Of war and peace, of laughs and rhymes.

Tm thankful for access to information.
Which comforts and heals the isolation.
For us who cannot read or see.
This service means so much to me.



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Printed with permission by author

Scarlett Miles

110 Loto, Apt. 3

Eagle Point, Oregon 97824



MONTANA STATE LIBRARY
FOR THE BLIND AND
PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
1515 EAST SIXTH AVE.
HELENA, MT 59620



FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND



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