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Spring into Reading

Enjoy these books about spring! From spring cleaning and organization to spring in the title and subject, or everyone’s favorite springtime sport, baseball, we have a book to fit the bill! Call and have your reader advisor add some of these to your Duplication queue! Not on Duplication on Demand yet? Ask about that too!

Volusia Reads Together!

The Volusia County Public Library has a community reading program during the month of March dedicated to creating a shared conversation, along with a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages, called Volusia Reads Together.

The Volusia County Public Library will celebrate this year’s program with “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.

Here at the Braille and Talking Book Library, we own copies of “Project Hail Mary”, and the great thing about this is that if you are a BARD patron, you can get this book instantly with no wait!

The Library meets all the needs of its patrons and supports reading programs of all types.

Contact us at 1-800-226-6075 to get your copy added to your Duplication orders or add it to your list using our catalog at

Florida Productions

Books we've recorded at the Braille and Talking Book Library here in Daytona. Browse this list of books that were recorded locally (here in Florida)--organized alphabetically by author. You may also browse our online catalog at Select the link "Check out some of the books we’ve recorded here in Daytona” on the WebOPAC homepage to bring up this list. Happy reading!

Twisty Books

These are books with unexpected plot twists and suspenseful storylines to keep you intrigued. These are books many people say they did not want to put down!

Your Librarian Maureen

2022 Summer Reading Program

The collaborative summer library program, "Oceans of Possibilities," ran from June through August 2022. We are very proud of everyone who participated. We have preserved the booklists here for your continued enjoyment. Select the age group you are interested in to see the entire summer reading list for that group. If you have a BARD account, you may download the titles from BARD. Or, you may log into our online catalog at and request books on cartridge. We hope you continue to enjoy browsing the Oceans of Possibilities summer reading lists!


Play Multiple Books Easily

When you receive a cartridge with multiple books on it, you can access the books in one of two ways: The Easy Way and the Bookshelf Mode.

The Easy Way

  1. When you reach the very end of the book or initial instructions, press the green, rectangular Play button.
  2. The machine will say, “Press the Play button again to go on to the next book.” Go ahead and press the play button again, and the machine will start playing the next book.

Bookshelf Mode (Skipping over books, etc.)

  1. Insert the cartridge in the player and turn the power on by pressing the red, circular Power Button.
  2. Press and hold the green, rectangular Play button for about 3 seconds until the player beeps and says “Bookshelf” and announces the number of books on the cartridge.
  3. Tap the Rewind or Fast Forward button, located on each side of the green, rectangular Play button, to select the next book. The book title will be announced. To advance to the next title, just press the Fast Forward button again, or tap the rewind button again to go to the previous book.
  4. Once you get to the title you want to read, press the green, rectangular Play button. The player will exit Bookshelf Mode and start playing the selected title.

Get the Update

If your player will not sequentially play multiple book titles on a single cartridge without the need to enter Bookshelf mode, you may request an upgrade cartridge by asking your reading advisor for it. It is available for request on the WebOPAC as book number FDB03944 with the title DTBM Software Upgrade. The updated firmware is available for download on the NLS public website and the BARD main page. The NLS also included the firmware to the Magazines on Cartridge system for multiple-magazine subscribers. The firmware update will not be added to mass-duplicated, single title cartridges.

Installing the Update

Insert the cartridge or USB drive containing the firmware update. The player will announce it is upgrading your player’s software. Wait until the upgrade is complete and the player restarts (about 10 seconds) and then remove the cartridge.

Talking Book Player: Did You Know?

There are some controls on the Talking Book player that you may have forgotten about but might find useful.


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