South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library - AFB Directory Profile
South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library
State Library Building
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2294
(605) 773-3131 (Local)
(605) 773-6962 (Fax)
(800) 423-6665 (Toll-Free)
Regional Braille & Talking Book Library.
Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 5,700
Number of staff: 8
Staff description: Director, Program Assistant, 3 Reader Advisors, 1 Educational Materials Coordinator, 1 A/V Technician, Library Clerks.
Geographic area served: South Dakota. Braille readers recive service from Utah.
Publications: Adults and children's newsletters (quarterly). Braillist Association Newsletter (quarterly).
Karen Duenwald, Educational Materials/ Volunteer Coordinator, (605) 773-9314, Karen.Duenwald@state.sd.us
Colleen Kirby, Assistant State Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Sullivan, Program Assistant, (605) 773-5081, email@example.com
Services for Adults
- Library Services
- Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, descriptive videos, radio talking book, SD telephone newspapers, and summer reading program for blind and physically handicapped persons.
- Reading Services
- Rapid City Journal, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Aberdeen American News, Yaukton Daily Press & Dakotan.
Services for Children
- Education Services
- Textbooks are available in Braille, cassette, and large print for K-12 education programs.
- Library Services
- The South Dakota Braille & Talking Book Library (B&TB) has both fiction and nonfiction books for children in print/braille (twin vision), braille, and talking book formats. Materials in the collection begin at the preschool level. Orders, produces, or borrows textbooks in alternative formats for students who cannot read standard print.