Media Services No. 06-01
Date: March 3, 2006
Subject: Ten-Squared Talking-Book Club celebrates centenarian patrons
NLS encourages network libraries to celebrate their centenarian patrons through the
Ten-Squared Talking-Book Club. In fiscal year 2005, thirteen network libraries held events
to induct sixty-one patrons into the Ten-Squared Talking-Book Club. The events have
garnered media attention for the network's free library services and highlighted the achieve
ments of our patrons, who continue to actively read and learn after more than a
century of living.
The events provide an ongoing opportunity to heighten awareness of the free reading
services provided by each state and to communicate the benefits of the program to
eligible individuals. For every Ten-Squared event, individual libraries are responsible for
contacting their centenarian patrons, managing the event logistics, and notifying
To learn more about the Ten-Squared Club, log on to the Network Library Services web site
at www.loc.gov/pics. Then click on the Selected Reports and Documents link, and
select the Ten-Squared Manual link under the heading Administrative Manuals.
To schedule an event, contact Lina Dutky, Publications and Media Section, by
e-mail: [log in to unmask]; or telephone: (202) 707 9281.
For further information please contact:
Jane R. Caulton
Publications and Media Section
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(202) 707 0521