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West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Library

If you are in need of more books, please download the BARD Mobile App for you phone or mobile device. Please call if you need assistance with this. Here are the links to help with the setup.
 
If you need a BARD Account or forgot your account information, you can receive it here: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/NLS/ApplicationInstructions.html
 
NLS Patrons receiving USB Thumb Drives with books:
You will find below the directions on how to use the USB Thumdrives with your books.
  1. Insert Thumb Drive into the right side of your Digital Book Player (the slit next to the Headphone Socket) with the raised dot side up.
  2. Turn on Digital Book Player, it will say how many books are on the USB Thumb Drive.
  3. Hold down the Green Play Button until you hear a Beep. It will say “Bookshelf” and name the number of books on the USB Thumb Drive.
  4. Push FF/Forward to select the book you want to read. Push RW/Rewind/Back to go to the previous book.
  5. Each books will automatically advance once they are completed.
 
 
 
Families and students, please refer to this page for virtual literacy and research activities you can do at home during this time. Resources will be updated frequently on this site.
 
Thank you,
Danielle Emerick-Engle, M.Ed. COMS
WVSDB TVI/DHH/TDB School Library Media Specialist
NLS Subregional Librarian
 
Library virtual literacy and research activities to complete at home.
 
  • For students without Digital Book Players at home, here is how to access Digital Books via Bard Mobile from any phone:
 
Free Story Book Read Alouds by Authors (click here)
 
 
 

Schedule of Free Kid Lit Live Virtual Author/Illustrator Visits and Read Alouds

(Times listed are CDT)


Also, search the hashtag #OperationStorytime or #readaloud on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for more.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


March 19- Stay-in Storytime Day!

Friday

Saturday/Sunday

8:00am

Matt Tavares

(Drawing)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/tavaresbooks/


11:00am

Peter Reynolds

(Read aloud)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/


11:00am

Tara Lazar

(Read aloud, writing tips, and more)

Instagram Live: @taralaser


11:30am

Ben Clanton

(Miximal Mondays - drawing)

Instagram Live:

@benclantoon


12:00pm

Mo Willems

(Lunch Doodles)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/


12:00pm

Emily Arrow

(Music, singalongs, stories, and mindfulness)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow


12:00pm

Tony DiTerlizzi

(Drawing)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/TonyDiterlizzi/


12:00pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: picture book)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


12:30pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: The Real McCoys)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


1:00pm

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

(Drawing, writing, and read alouds)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk


1:00pm

Oliver Jeffers

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @oliverjeffers


1:00pm 

Dan Gutman

(Read aloud: My Weird School series)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/


2:00pm

Mac Barnett

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @macbarnett


3:00pm

Julie Falatko

(Read aloud: Two Dogs in a Trenchcoat)

Instagram Live: @julie_falatko


4:15pm - March 16

Megan Lacera

(Family activity ideas, drawing/illustrating, writing, storytelling, read alouds)

Twitter Live: @MeganLacera



11:00am - March 17

James Dean 

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live: @petethecatofficial


11:00am

Peter Reynolds

(Read aloud)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/


11:00am

Tara Lazar

(Read aloud, writing tips, and more)

Instagram Live: @taralaser


12:00pm

Mo Willems

(Lunch Doodles)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/


12:00pm

Emily Arrow

(Music, singalongs, stories, and mindfulness)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow


12:00pm

Tony DiTerlizzi

(Drawing)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/TonyDiterlizzi/


12:00pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: picture book)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


12:30pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: The Real McCoys)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


1:00pm

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

(Drawing, writing, and read alouds)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk


1:00pm

Oliver Jeffers

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @oliverjeffers


1:00pm

Dan Gutman

(Read aloud: My Weird School series)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/


2:00pm

Mac Barnett

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @macbarnett


3:00pm

Julie Falatko

(Read aloud: Two Dogs in a Trenchcoat)

Instagram Live: @julie_falatko


4:15pm - March 17

Megan Lacera

(Family activity ideas, drawing/illustrating, writing, storytelling, read alouds)

Twitter Live: @MeganLacera



11:00am - March 18

James Dean 

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live: @petethecatofficial


11:00am

Peter Reynolds

(Read aloud)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/


11:00am

Tara Lazar

(Read aloud, writing tips, and more)

Instagram Live: @taralaser


12:00pm

Mo Willems

(Lunch Doodles)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/


12:00pm

Emily Arrow

(Music, singalongs, stories, and mindfulness)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow


12:00pm

Tony DiTerlizzi

(Drawing)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/TonyDiterlizzi/


12:00pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: picture book)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


12:30pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: The Real McCoys)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


1:00pm

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

(Drawing, writing, and read alouds)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk


1:00pm

Oliver Jeffers

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @oliverjeffers


1:00pm - March 18

Ben Clanton

(Virtual Author Visit)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Clantoons/


1:00pm 

Dan Gutman

(Read aloud: My Weird School series)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/


2:00pm

Mac Barnett

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @macbarnett


3:00pm

Julie Falatko

(Read aloud: Two Dogs in a Trenchcoat)

Instagram Live: @julie_falatko


4:15pm - March 18

Megan Lacera

(Family activity ideas, drawing/illustrating, writing, storytelling, read alouds)

Twitter Live: @MeganLacera



10:00am - March 19

Greg Pizzoli

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@gregpizzoli


10:00am - March 19

Seth Fishman

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@sethasfishman


10:20am - March 19

Matt de la Peña

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@mattdelapena


10:40am - March 19

Carson Ellis

(Read aloud & draw)

Instagram Live:

@carsonellis


11:00am - March 19

Bethany Barton

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@bethanybarton


11:00am - March 19

James Dean 

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live: @petethecatofficial


11:00am

Peter Reynolds

(Read aloud)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/


11:00am

Tara Lazar

(Read aloud, writing tips, and more)

Instagram Live: @taralaser


11:20am - March 19

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

Instagram Live:

@writingmatthew & @drawingrobbi


11:40am - March 19

Lisa Brown & Lemony Snickett

Instagram Live:

@lisabrowndraws & @authordanielhandler


12:00pm - March 19

Ryan North

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@qwantz


12:00pm - March 19

Susan Verde

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@susanverde


12:00pm

Mo Willems

(Lunch Doodles)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/


12:00pm

Emily Arrow

(Music, singalongs, stories, and mindfulness)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow


12:00pm

Tony DiTerlizzi

(Drawing)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/TonyDiterlizzi/


12:00pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: picture book)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


12:30pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: The Real McCoys)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


1:00pm 

Dan Gutman

(Read aloud: My Weird School series)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/


1:00pm

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

(Drawing, writing, and read alouds)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk


12:20pm - March 19

Scott Campbell

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@scottlava


12:40pm - March 19

Dashka Slater

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@princessamanita


1:00pm

Oliver Jeffers

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @oliverjeffers


1:20pm - March 19

Jessica Hische

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@jessicahische


2:00pm

Mac Barnett

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @macbarnett


3:00pm

Julie Falatko

(Read aloud: Two Dogs in a Trenchcoat)

Instagram Live: @julie_falatko


4:15pm - March 19

Megan Lacera

(Family activity ideas, drawing/illustrating, writing, storytelling, read alouds)

Twitter Live: @MeganLacera

10:00am - March 20

Greg Pizzoli

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@gregpizzoli


11:00am

Peter Reynolds

(Read aloud)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/


11:00am

Tara Lazar

(Read aloud, writing tips, and more)

Instagram Live: @taralaser


12:00pm

Mo Willems

(Lunch Doodles)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/


12:00pm

Emily Arrow

(Music, singalongs, stories, and mindfulness)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow


1:00pm

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

(Drawing, writing, and read alouds)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk


12:00pm

Tony DiTerlizzi

(Drawing)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/TonyDiterlizzi/


12:00pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: picture book)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


12:30pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: The Real McCoys)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


1:00pm

Oliver Jeffers

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @oliverjeffers


1:00pm

Dan Gutman

(Read aloud: My Weird School series)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/


2:00pm

Mac Barnett

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @macbarnett


3:00pm

Julie Falatko

(Read aloud: Two Dogs in a Trenchcoat)

Instagram Live: @julie_falatko


4:00pm - March 20

Ben Clanton

(Virtual Author Visit)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Clantoons/



4:15pm - March 20

Megan Lacera

(Family activity ideas, drawing/illustrating, writing, storytelling, read alouds)

Twitter Live: @MeganLacera



10:00am - Saturdays

Josh Funk

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@joshfunkbooks

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/Josh.Funk.Books/


11:00am - March 21

Tara Lazar

(Read aloud, writing tips, and more)

Instagram Live: @taralaser


11:00am

Peter Reynolds

(Read aloud)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/


12:00pm - March 21 & 22

Susan Verde

(Read aloud)

Instagram Live:

@susanverde


12:00pm

Mo Willems

(Lunch Doodles)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/


12:00pm

Tony DiTerlizzi

(Drawing)

Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/TonyDiterlizzi/


12:00pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: picture book)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


12:30pm 

Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson

(Read aloud: The Real McCoys)

YouTube Webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/featured


2:00pm

Mac Barnett

(Read aloud picture books)

Instagram Live: @macbarnett


Source: Julie Falatko’s list - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sxU02heqtCoZgi4HZ_f5f0rtN8S2ZuFFaLKT6S0U19A/edit?pli=1#gid=0



Free Kidlit Read Alouds, Author/Illustrator Videos, E-books & Audiobooks - Accessible anytime

Storyline Online: https://www.storylineonline.net/


KidLit TV: https://kidlit.tv/category/read-out-loud/


Kate Messner’s List of Resources: https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/


Pernille Ripp’s List of Resources:

https://pernillesripp.com/2020/03/14/picture-books-read-aloud-videos-for-lesson-use/


Librarian Book Ends’ List of Resources: https://lbookends.weebly.com/


Indianapolis Public Library: https://www.indypl.org/blog/for-parents/free-video-read-alouds


Emily Arrow: https://www.emilyarrow.com/videos/


Storytime from Space: https://storytimefromspace.com/library/


International Children’s Digital Library (books in various languages): http://en.childrenslibrary.org/


Eric A. Kimmel - Hear a Story: http://ericakimmel.com/hear-a-story/


Draw Everyday with JJK: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg9gpgNtuVmFqtseQCKFWZml6dfdLugwt


Epic! (free 30 day trial . . . then $7.99/mo): https://www.getepic.com/


Vooks (free 1 month trial . . . then 4.99/mo): https://www.vooks.com/


ABDO  e-books (free through June 30, 2020): https://abdobooks.com/covid-19-resources


Junior Library Guild - JLG Digital Reading Platform (temporary free access): https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home


Your local public library most likely offers e-books and digital audiobooks using the Overdrive or Libby apps.



  • Storyline Online (always free): Books read out loud by authors /famous people:

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

 

  • Learning A-Z:

https://www.learninga-z.com/

 

  • Accessibyte makes fun, funky, fully accessible apps for users who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties:

https://www.accessibyte.com/stay-safe2

 

  • Anna’s Story

https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/annas-story

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Digital Magazines:

Highlights: https://www.highlightskids.com/

 

National Geographic Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

Ranger Rick: https://rangerrick.org/

 

Youngzine: https://youngzine.org/

 

Newsela: https://newsela.com/

 

Scholastic Kids Press: http://kpcnotebook.scholastic.com/

 

Tween Tribune Junior: https://www.tweentribune.com/category/junior/

 

Kids Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/?noredirect=on

 

 

Virtual Field Trips:

We Are Teachers - Best Virtual Field Trips: https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/

 

The Hidden Worlds of National Parks (Google): https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/

 

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari (Weekdays @ 2pm on Facebook Live): https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

 

Google Earth (Voyager): https://www.google.com/earth/education/explore-earth/

 

https://www.tripsavvy.com/virtual-field-trips-for-kids-3129414

 

Museums: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/19-immersive-museum-exhibits-you-can-visit-from-your-couch

 https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

 

San Diego Zoo Cams: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

 

Smithsonian National Zoo Cams: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

 

Earth Cam - Animal Cams: https://www.earthcam.com/events/animalcams/

 

 

 

 

 

Coding

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Typing

 

 
 

 

 

Navigation and Keyboard Commands

 

 

 

  • Technology for Low Vision

 

  • Technology for Fluctuating Vision
 
  • Dictation on the iPad
 
  • Speech to Text Dictation
 
 

 

 

Podcasts

 

Wow in the World: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world

 

But Why: https://www.vpr.org/programs/why-podcast-curious-kids#stream/0

 

Brains On: https://www.brainson.org/

 

Circle Round: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/532788972/circle-round

 

The Story Seeds: https://the-story-seeds-podcast.simplecast.com/

 

The Music Box: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/539111687/the-music-box

 

Kids Ask Authors: https://www.kidsaskauthors.com/

 

Crash Course (video cast): https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse/featured

 

 

 

 

The Spanish Experiment: https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories

 

Salsa (series from Georgia Public Broadcasting): https://www.gpb.org/salsa/term/episode

 

DuoLingo: https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Unite for Literacy: https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
  • Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning Academy for Students with Visual Impairments

https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/virtual-learning-academy

  

  • Additional Expanded Core Education Learning Academy courses

https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/Virtual-ExCEL-Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

About the WVSDB Libraries

 

 

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Library is split between both of our schools: one housed in the West Virginia School for the Deaf and one housed in the West Virginia School for the Blind. The WVSDB Library services are for educational and leisure purposes to students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. We provide materials in many formats: print books, Braille books, Twin-Vision books (print books with pictures and Braille overlays), large print books, audio books, tactile books, children’s books with signed words, ASL books, audio described videos, closed captioned videos, kits containing multi-media packets, print and Braille magazines, games (with compatible accessibility features), Makerspace items (related to STEAM content), technology, and digital talking books for all ages.

 

The primary function of the school library is to seek to maintain an atmosphere where learning and collaboration are encouraged. This includes providing alternative learning spaces that promote social interactions through creativity, to managing access to educational resources, to providing direct instruction on the West Virginia Library Media Content Standards and Objectives. The Librarian roles include but are not limited to co-teaching research skills in the classroom or technology resource classes, training teachers and support staff, or providing direct instruction and assessment in the areas of digital citizenship, research support within the core academic subjects, as well as literacy support while encouraging independence.

 

The West Virginia Library Commission: Subregional Library is housed in the West Virginia School for the Blind school library. We serve qualifying patrons from 8 surrounding counties by providing free digital book players and digital talking books. Under the regulations prescribed by the Library of Congress, patrons can obtain this free service if they are to Blind/Low Vision or Physically Handicapped. Readers must be certified by a competent authority as unable to read standard printed material as a result of physical limitations. These materials are mailed to patrons free of charge and maintained by the WVSB Library staff. Talking Books are available in many reading levels and genres. Applications for services are available through the WVSB Library as well as the West Virginia Library Commission.

Vision Statement:  Accessibility is Our Priority.

Mission Statement: The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Libraries promote and encourage reading, research, and utilization of resources by means of individualized accessibility; ensuring equitable use of all media.

Core Values: We believe that all individuals whom use the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Libraries have access to material in a their preferred format. Maximizing literary and media experiences for educational, informational, and recreational purposes.

Welcome! Please continue to use the resources on our site.
 
Danielle Emerick-Engle, M.Ed. COMS
TVI/DHH/TDB Library Media Specialist
WV Library Commission - NLS Subregional Librarian
 
West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
301 East Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
 
WVSB Phone 304.822.4894
WVSD Phone 304.822.4899
 
LinkedIn:

Barbara Kidwell

Library Aide/Reader Advisor

West Virginia School for the Blind 

WV Library Comission - NLS Subregional Library

 

Phone 304.822.6656

 

 

 

 

 

Library Links
WVSDB Collection
 
The West Virginia Library Commission:
 
American Printing House for the Blind
 
American Library Association:
 
The Library of Congress
 
DIA Diversity in Action:
 
Library Bill of Rights
 
The Marakesh Treaty
 
The Dewey Decimal Classification System
 
The Deaf Resource Library
 
Purdue OWL
 
BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
 
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
 
ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education
 
Success for Children with Hearing Loss
 
Paths to Literacy