Braille Circulating Library – “Hidden Gem” Found Newsworthy

NOTICE to the person who inquired about a Braille Baptist Hymnal: we have one for loan.  Our response to your inquiry was returned as undeliverable.  Please contact us again with a different e-mail address or your telephone number so that we can set up a loan.  We look forward to serving you!

Latest Braille Additions to the Library:

The Forever Faithful series, by Karen Kingsbury:

Waiting for Morning, A Moment of Weakness, and Halfway to Forever

Enter the lives of people as they encounter trials that test their faith in God.  Hannah Ryan’s life abruptly changes one sunny afternoon.  The story of Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman close friendship is disrupted for many years.  What drove them apart; what draws them back together?

Love and Respect:  the Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

This book offers counsel to husbands and wives relating to conflict in marriage that stems from thoughts, speech and treatment of one another.

Contact the Library to receive these books on loan.

Recent Additions to the Website Audio Library

More Than a Carpenter, by Josh McDowell

In this work of non-fiction, the author takes a scholarly approach to the identity of Jesus.  Recorded in four sections, this Talking Book is directly accessible from this site, to members of the online audio library.

Great Chapters of the Bible, by Dr. James Montgomery Boice

Short messages on several well-read chapters from both testaments.  Although the messages are grouped, each chapter is recorded separately, so you can listen to one at a time or take in several at one sitting.

Tara, Story of a Brain-damaged Child, by Michael and Donna Nason

The authors share their story from the moment they received word that something was wrong.  Walk with them as they share how they were able to handle the many obstacles they faced as they sought to help their daughter and to hold their family together.

These Talking Books are also available for loan from our cassette collection.  Tara, Story of a Brain-damaged Child is available in braille as well.  Contact the Library to borrow these books today!

For Children – From the “A Visit with Mrs. G.” series, by Kitty Anna Griffiths – “Life of Christ”

Children will enjoy learning about the birth and life of Jesus from the skilled storyteller, Mrs. G.  They will be drawn into the events surrounding His birth by meeting the people who were the first to be aware of Who He is.  Parents will be delighted by this refreshing presentation of the life of Jesus.

This Talking Book series is also available for loan from our cassette collection.

Resource Center

Audio Resources

Online Personal Study Section

An online reference section is now available for your convenience!  Visit our Personal Study Room for a collection of Bible study aids.  From there you can link to the Bible online, in English as well as in many other languages.

Downloadable Resources – Originals Available at No Charge

In pursuit of our vision to present articles, booklets and news on our website for downloading, several booklets by library co-founder Dr. James McConkey are now accessible in downloadable format.  To access these, please visit Silver Publishing Society.  For more information on Dr. McConkey, visit the About section of our site.  Some of these materials from our original library collection are available in both text and braille, and are not part of circulation resources.  They are sent free of charge upon request.

Links to Other Helpful Resources

American Foundation® for the Blind

Braille Courses

International Guide Dog Federation

National Federation of the Blind

National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

Since it’s inception in 1925, the Braille Circulating Library has been in continuous operation, serving the blind community.  From serving only the state of Virginia, the library has grown to serve patrons in the United States and abroad.  While  it has adapted to changes in formats accessible to individuals who are blind, have low vision, or are print- or otherwise disabled, the Library remains committed to the vision established almost a century ago.

Donated funds have kept the Library in operation for over 95 years.