West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Library
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- 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.
- Turn on Digital Book Player, it will say how many books are on the USB Thumb Drive.
- 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.
- Push FF/Forward to select the book you want to read. Push RW/Rewind/Back to go to the previous book.
- Each books will automatically advance once they are completed.
- Children's Authors Read Aloud Links: https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?fbclid=IwAR22ie32Fahm599TxYcx56dp4VGj4T1Y7wFLqHa2MWOMQJNDXsR_KLJBl6k
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 as well as Super Seniors. 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, Physically Handicapped, or Print Disabled. 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.
Library Aide/Reader Advisor
West Virginia School for the Blind
WV Library Comission - NLS Subregional Library