Kentucky Talking Book Library awarded James Carl Dotson Award for service to blind, visually impaired

The Kentucky Talking Book Library (KTBL) received the James Carl Dotson award for providing long-standing service to blind and visually impaired Kentuckians during the Kentucky Council of the Blind’s recent 2017 convention in Louisville. KTBL provides free library service to people who are unable to read traditional print due to a visual or physical disability. Braille and/or digital audio books...

Commentary: KSB experience proves every student can do great things if given the opportunity

By Stephen Pruitt Special to KyForward Last month, I had the pleasure to attend a book premier party, but this was no ordinary launch event. It was the kickoff for the book, “We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind,” authored by several current and former students of our own state school for the blind and visually impaired. As I have said many times before,...

Buy a book to give a book is job of Kentucky Book Fair as eight libraries get KBF grants

A Kentucky Book Fair grant committee recently announced eight monetary gifts to public and school libraries in the Commonwealth. Reading about poor conditions at the libraries even made one committee member cry.   “The conditions are so sad in these libraries; reading the grants made me cry. I wish that we could fund them all,” the grant committee member said.   Funding all may...