[tabi] Fw: Accessibleworld Presents An Interview With Frank Kurt Cylke On Books And Beyond, Thursday, February 24, 2011, At A Special Time

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And Beyond, Thursday, February 24, 2011, At A Special Time

Accessibleworld Presents An Interview With Frank Kurt Cylke On Books And 
Beyond, Thursday, February 24, 2011,   At A  Special Time

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It was March 3, 1931 when it all began. On that historic day, the National 
Library Service had its beginnings. How did the visually impaired receive 
information or experience novels before this groundbreaking event? Families 
often read to each other then, but with the development of this national 
program, blind people experienced reading as they never had been able to do 
before. Through all its changes, The National Library Service is still going 
strong. On our Next Books And Beyond, please note  the special start time of 4 
p.m. eastern time, Frank Kurt Cylke, Director Of The National Library Service 
For The Blind And Physically Handicapped will be our guest. How will they 
celebrate this important date at the Library of Congress? What are the historic 
breakthroughs made by The National Library Service since its beginning 80 years 
ago? Who were its first narrators and how did they know of this opportunity? Of 
what is Frank Kurt Cylke most proud? Director of the National Library Service 
since 1973, he is a very important part of its history. A  fan and collector of 
books by Arthur Ransome,   Frank Kurt Cylke credits the following from one of 
Ransome's books in deciding to take the job as Director of the Nls program.  
"Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might have been." In an interview 
several years ago, Frank Kurt Cylke spoke of how gratifying it was to see the 
changes through the years of his service. "What has given me the most enjoyment 
has been getting from the 8 1/3-rpm record to the cassette-to the half-speed, 
four-track cassette-and now to the digital." Frank Kurt Cylke has received 
awards for his work, notably the  
Newel Perry Award in 2005 and The American Library Association Award, called 
the Joseph Lippincott Award

At its beginning, who thought we would still be reading books from the National 
Library Service so many years later. This fine part of our history is alive and 
thriving thanks to Frank Kurt Cylke and others committed to its growth and  
dedicated to that purpose. It is a history in which we all are a part.

Come celebrate with us a library system and a man who has been and continues to 
be an important part of the books we love. 

Bonnie Blose,Host,
E-Mail: bookmaven1@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time: 1:00  PM PST, 2:00 PM MST, 3:00 PM CST, 4:00 PM EST,

and elsewhere in the world Wednesday,  9:00 GMT.

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