Braille Circulating Library – “Hidden Gem” Found Newsworthy

New 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.

These Talking Books are also available for loan from our cassette collection.  Contact the Library to borrow them 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.

For Young Adults and Adults – Unhurried Chase, the autobiography of Betty Carlson

Enjoy the lively recounting of an unpredictable young woman wending her way through life.  There’s never a dull moment in this book, which opens with her retirement from teaching before the age of 21!  You’ll quickly be drawn into her life as you travel with Betty from adventure to adventure.  You’ll be amused as she takes you with her through the mid-1900’s, across the United States and Europe, and introduces you to the colorful personalities she encountered along her way.

This Talking Book 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.