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Celebrate Braille!

January is National Braille Literacy Month, celebrating the birthday month of Louis Braille, the creator of the braille code. Braille is a tactile reading system that uses raised dots arranged in a six-dot cell (like a muffin tin!). Letters and contracted words are represented by different combinations of dots within these six cells. Braille readers use these raised dots to read books, reading materials, and text from all over the world.

Braille is an important part of literacy for those who are blind, have low vision or partial vision. Learning braille provides readers greater opportunities for careers, independence, school success, and improved quality of life.

As technology advances with smart screens on tablets and phones, braille is adapting also. Refreshable braille displays allow text documents, like emails and web pages, to be displayed in braille. This adaptive technology is important to make on- line resources accessible to those who read braille.

Current Program Guide
January

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To learn more about braille, adaptive technology, and other resources available to those with blindness or low vision, contact the Pinellas Talking Book Library (TBL). A program of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, the Talking Book Library provides braille and audio reading materials to Pinellas and Sarasota residents of all ages who cannot read standard size print due to blindness, low vision, physical impairments, or reading disabilities.


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Library Closings for December, 2019

All Libraries are closed for Christmas, January 1, 2019

All Libraries are closed for MLK, January 15, 2019

Click here to see the complete listing of Library closings and time changes.

 

PPLC Monthly Program Guide

Current Program Guide - January

PPLC Program Guide Archive

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2017: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2016: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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