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ABLE Library Services

The ABLE Library is a free talking book and braille library service. We serve patrons who are blind and visually impaired. We also serve patrons who have a physical or reading disability that stops them from being able to read standard print. We are part of the Vermont Department of Libraries, and we serve the entire state of Vermont.

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Across the Fence: Vermont’s ABLE Library


Inclusive Arts Vermont: CYCLES

Inclusive Arts Vermont's 5th exhibition, CYCLES, will travel the state in 2024! It features the art of 25 Vermont artists with disabilities. It opens at UVM's Davis Center this February!

More information can be found on IAV's website and social media.

CYCLES Opening Reception:

  • Wednesday, February 21
  • 4 - 7 PM
  • Dudley H. Davis Center, 4th floor, 590 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05452

Accessibility at the Opening Reception:

  • Physical access
  • Large print
  • Braille
  • Access for people with blindness or low vision
  • Audio description
  • Assisted listening
  • ASL
  • Quiet space

For other accessibility requests, contact Heidi Swevens, or 802-556-3368.

NLS Music Notes: January 23, 2024, at 7:00 pm

Join NLS on Zoom on Tuesday, January 23, at 7:00 pm for their quarterly NLS Music Notes Meeting! Music Section Head Juliette Appold and Music Reader Services Librarian Mary Dell Jenkins will talk about Janis Joplin and related items they have the in NLS Music collection. A Q&A online chat will follow.

Here's a link to the Zoom meeting:

You can read Mary Dell's blog post on Janis Joplin at

Send your questions in advance by writing to

News from the ABLE Library - Vol. 2 Issue 3

Our newsletter gives you the latest updates on what is going on at the library. We include some of our new books and book club information. We offer a PDF version and an audio version on YouTube.