Eighty-Five popular BC audiobooks released in accessible formats for free, NNELS

Eighty-Five popular BC audiobooks released in accessible formats for free

Vancouver and Burnaby, BC — August 7, 2015 Today, the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) and Public Library InterLINK are thrilled

to release 85 human-narrated, BC-authored audiobooks in accessible formats for people with print disabilities.

Originally recorded by Public Library InterLINK on large format tape reels, these titles are now once again available to readers in MP3 format on nnels.ca.

Public Library InterLINK Chair John Schaub said “InterLINK is pleased to have these popular titles available again in formats accessible to modern devices.”

Several agencies were involved in the production of these titles. With thanks to funding from Libraries Branch, BC Ministry of Education, conversion expertise

provided by Lifetime Heritage Films and project management by the BC Libraries Cooperative, these popular BC classics are now available – for free – for

future generations to enjoy.

The complete list of titles is attached to this release. To access the collection, please visit


About The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) NNELS is a digital public library of downloadable titles for people in Canada with perceptual

disabilities. It is also a growing network of provincial and territorial governments, readers, community and advocacy organizations, librarians, publishers,

and accessible format producers from across the country, all working together to increase access to Canadian libraries’ collections of print material.

NNELS is funded and supported by the provincial governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut,

and Yukon. Please visit nnels.ca for more information.

About Public Library InterLINK

Public Library InterLINK is a federation of eighteen public libraries located in Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler-Pemberton-Lillooet

regions. Since 1994, InterLINK has worked with its 18 member libraries to coordinate specific library services and collaborative programs.

Media contacts:

National Network for Equitable Library Service:

Ben Hyman, Executive Director, BC Libraries Cooperative

T: 1 855 383 5761 x1001 E:


Public Library InterLINK:

Michael Burris, Executive Director

T: 604 437 8441 E:




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