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See Note Newsletter

Summer 2016

This newsletter is available in Braille, or via email by contacting the library.

The Library will close at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time on June 22, 2016
for a Department Meeting. We will re-open for business at 8:00 a.m.
Mountain Time on June 23, 2016.

Table of Contents:

Patron Survey
Borrowing Guidelines
Playback Equipment-Digital and Cassette Machines
Book Discussion
Books About the Revolutionary War
Holiday Closures

Patron Survey

We have included a survey as an insert in the print copy of the newsletter, but it may also be taken online at this link: Patron Suvery 2016

The survey is important as it provides an opportunity for you, the patrons, to give feedback about the services you receive from us.

Borrowing Guidelines

The library's lending period is six to eight weeks for all audio, braille and large print books. If you need to keep a book longer, please let us know. Please note that you need to borrow and return one library book per year and/or receive and return at least one library magazine per year for your account to remain active. If you do not borrow from the library once per year, you are required to return your playback equipment. Patrons signed up for BARD must also download at least one book or magazine per year for their BARD account to remain active.

Playback Equipment-Digital and Cassette Machines

Summer is here at last! If you did some spring cleaning and have a digital machine or cassette machine that you are no longer using, please return them to the library. The cassette machines are yellow and have several black, one green and one red key. The digital machines are black and have shaped, multi-colored buttons on the top of them. If you are an Alaska or Utah patron and need a box to return the machine, please contact us and we will send one out to you. If you are a Wyoming patron, please contact your Vision Outreach office to request a mailing box. There is no need to pay postage, as all equipment is shipped via the postal service as "Free Matter for the Blind or Disabled".

cassette machine digital machine
Cassette Machine Digital Machine

Book Discussion

We invite you to join us for our summer book club discussion on July 12th from 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time. We are reading The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. This humourous memoir is about growing up in Iowas in the 1950s, a time when Americans were moving to the suburbs to live their American dream. Bill Bryson's youthful escapades are related in a sparkling, witty voice that will have you laughing out loud. To participate, please contact Reader's Advisor Librarian Paula Stuart to request a digital audio copy of the book. This title can also be downloaded from the BARD site. Don't miss the discussion of a hilarious and nostalgic jaunt into the 1950s.

Books About the Revolutionary War

DB054537 American Revolution: a History by Gordon S. Wood.
Explores the causes and effects of the insurrection, and the replublican ideas that inspired the colonists to rebel.

DB060330 1776 by David McCullough.
Chronicles the struggles of the Continental Army during the disastrous year of 1776. Highlights George Washington's failed New York campaign and the retreat across New Jersey.

DB077861 George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade.
Related the exploits of the New York-based Culper Spy Ring, whose activities enabled George Washington to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War.

DB076816 Bunker Hill: City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Describes the events that led to the battle of Bunker Hill that took place during the Revolutionary War and profiles the individuals involved.

DB078621 The Men Who Lost America by Andrew Jackson O'Shaunessy.
Chronicles the British failure to subdue the American colonies and the circumstances that led to defeat, despite the competency of the leaders.

DBU076920 Revolutionary Summer by Joseph Ellis.
Reasesses the six-month period in 1776 when military and political actions by the thirteen colonies and the British helped ensure the success of the American rebellion.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed the following dates in 2016:

4th of July - Monday, July 4th
Pioneer Day - Monday, July 25th
Labor Day - Monday, September 5th
Columbus Day - Monday, October 10th
Veterans Day - Friday, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24th
Christmas Day - Monday, December 26th

By providing information in the See Note, the Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled does not endorse any product, service, organization, or company mentioned herein.

The See Note Newsletter is provided by the Utah State Library Division, a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts.

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