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Summer Reading Programs at the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

Looking for something to do with your summer? Why not spend it reading books of your choice to win fun prizes! Check out details for the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) summer reading program below!

Pick Your Age Group

This year’s summer reading theme is Tails and Tales, so get ready to enjoy tails and tales of all sorts this summer. LBPD has two summer reading programs that pertain to transition-aged youth. No matter which program you belong in, you will be able to tally your points for reading books, attend virtual LBPD activities, earn prizes, and enter raffles for grand prize drawings. 

  • Tweens/Teens Summer Learning: ages 11-17 (final day to earn points is August 6)
  • Adult Summer Reading Program: ages 18 and older (final day to earn points is August 8)

Register and Count Your Points!

Whether you fall into the Teens/Tweens or the adult group, you can register using Beanstack, a completely accessible website where you can track your points, books read, and activities attended.

Click here to register for the Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading Program with the Maryland LBPD

Contact us

Follow the Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page for more transition tips, and please contact the Free Helpdesk for Maryland Blind/Low Vision Transition Students, Families, and Educators anytime using:

This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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I AM: Monday, July 12, 2021

Did you know a recent study found that 60% of those with criminal justice involvement have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? This is compared to 8.5% of the general population. Hear more about this issue that is largely ignored by the criminal justice and parole systems as well as the impact it has on those with a TBI. Speaker Najah Britton of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland shares some best practices from other places as well.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from July 12, 2021.

Don’t forget to visit our registration website to donate to support these events or register for upcoming calls!

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Accessible Audio-described Virtual Tours

Looking for something to do with your summer? Read below for some awesome virtual audio-described tours, many of which are taking place today! All tours listed below are featured in the NFB or ACB convention program.

B&O Railroad Museum Tour: Maryland on the Rails – Tuesday, July 6, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Zoom meeting ID: 957 8137 1847

This virtual tour will examine how before 1827 Maryland became an ideal location for the B&O Railroad, and as a result, how the B&O Railroad has continued to contribute to the robust history of this state.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Tour – Tuesday July 6, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Zoom meeting ID: 989 1183 7672

On this virtual tour, you will learn about the nation’s first space flight center that now also has the largest combined organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to increasing knowledge of Earth, the solar system, and the universe via observations from space.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Tour – Tuesday July 6, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Zoom meeting ID: 961 2567 1553

Virtually experience Harriet Tubman’s world through exhibits that chronicle the life of this resourceful woman and the many others that helped her run the Underground Railroad. Most people underestimated her tenacity and strength.

NFB Jernigan Institute Tour – Wednesday July 7, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Zoom meeting ID: 951 0732 8515

This unique tour will be conducted by Mary Ellen Jernigan and Dr. Marc Maurer, who were involved before there was a Jernigan Institute. They worked with Dr. Jernigan and will share stories about the vision, development, and growth of the NFB National Center for the Blind.

Mammoth Cave Tour – Friday July 16, 4:00 – 5:15 PM

Participate through streaming ACB radio

Explore the wonders and history of this incredible underground world. An audio experience prepared by Mammoth Cave Park. They will be on hand to answer your questions. A virtual journey you won’t soon forget.

Contact us

Follow the Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page for more transition tips, and please contact the Free Helpdesk for Maryland Blind/Low Vision Transition Students, Families, and Educators anytime using:

This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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