An interesting note about how library services can help veterans—“In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress announces its program with military hospitals and rehabilitation centers to distribute digital talking-book players to service members who can no longer read or handle printed materials.”

 “NLS was established by an act of Congress in 1931 to serve the reading needs of individuals who are blind or physically disabled. The law specifies that “preference shall be at all times given to the needs of the blind and other physically handicapped persons who have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States.”  http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-217.html

 The Kimball Public Library can also provide this type of service to shut-ins or handicapped citizens with a service through the Nebraska Library Commission.  It is called The Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service.  Contact the library for more information.

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