Some very useful resources for readers. This page is dedicated to the reader and their needs. We've included links to best seller lists, staff picks, the Summer Reading Program and reader's interest links as we are able to add them. Check back often to see any new additions.
- Best Sellers
- Book Groups
- NLS - Find Books and Magazines in Braille and Audio
- Available Magazines
- Staff Picks
- Summer Reading Program
- Reader Interest Websites
- Strategies for Teaching Reading
In partnership with the Raleigh Department of Parks and Recreation Visually Impaired Program the library presents the VIP Book Club. Here are the VIP Book Club selections
- Talking Book Topics - lists of recent audio books, (new issues every two months)
- Braille Book Review - lists of recent braille books, (new issues every two months)
- Annual List of Braille and Audio Books - (compilations of the bimonthly lists above)
We are readers too here at the library. It is not uncommon to find a staff member on their break enjoying a good page turner. Here are some picks as chosen by staff to consider next time you need something good to read:
- Night Fall by Nelson DeMille - good story. Lots of plot twists. If you like strong characters and some good suspense this is a good read. To order - RC059489 (cassette) and BR015590(braille)
- Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - a very good murder mystery that takes you all the way into the deepest parts of the Vatican. Lots of surprises for the reader and a very good conclusion. To order - RC051799 (cassette) and LT031824 (large print)
NCLBPH has an annual Summer Reading Program for kids and adults. Read books, win prizes and have fun. For more information check out the Summer Reading Program page.
Here are some links to resources that offer ideas and inspiration to enhance your reading experience.
- Reading Group Guides.com - a good site for those interested in books groups and some good book suggestions
- New York Review of Books - a good site to learn about recently reviewed books from a trusted source
- Washington Post Critics Picks - a selection of good reads from the Washington Post
- Strategies for Teaching Students with Vision Impairments
- Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
- Strategies for Teaching Students with Motor/Orthopedic Impairments