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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


Braille Storytime at the Kellogg Hubbard Library

Join Mae, a blind teenage braille reader, at the Kellogg Hubbard Library on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 10:30 am for Braille Storytime. Young children who are tactile literacy learners or who may be served by braille literacy in the future are encouraged to attend. Activities will include reading, playing games, and doing crafts with your sense of touch. Due to flood impact, the program will be held outdoors on the library lawn and will be cancelled in the event of rain.

The Many Faces of BARD: September 14, 2023

The topic for the September 14, 2023, Many Faces of BARD program will be Using Your Braille Display to Read Braille BARD Books on Your iPhone. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time and last for one hour. This program will be recorded.

For this session, Judy Dixon will demonstrate how to access BARD braille books located on your iPhone and read them with your braille display. Note that information in this session will apply to any braille display including the NLS Braille eReaders. After the demonstration, Judy and the rest of the NLS staff will take questions about the demonstration or anything else relating to BARD.

The session can be joined by going to

Inclusive Arts Vermont: CYCLES

We invite Vermont disabled artists to submit work to our art exhibition.

The theme CYCLES came from ideas shared by our community. We encourage artists to interpret the theme in any way that inspires them. Artwork could include cycles of nature. Cycles of the body. Experiences of repetition, circular shapes, and more. Artists can explore the theme broadly and creatively.

Disability exists in all communities and across all identities. We encourage artists at any stage in their artistic career, emerging or experienced, to apply. We also encourage applications from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds including BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ disabled artists.

Applications open on August 15, 2023, and close on September 22, 2023.

The exhibition will travel the state, opening at the Davis Center at UVM in February 2024. Tour sites are still in process. If you are a venue interested in sharing the exhibition, please email