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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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Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and the ABLE Library for a free remote tour highlighting works from MASKED, a visual arts exhibition featuring 22 artists with disabilities.

Each piece in MASKED offers the artist's creative expression of the title - which arose in the early moments of the global pandemic. The work included is as complex and layered as the meaning of the word "masked" itself. The artists explore protection, disguise, veiling, all that is enshrouded, and what lies beneath.

This interactive tour will engage the art in multiple ways! In addition to verbal descriptions of the art, participants can choose to have a tactile packet mailed to them to go with the tour!

We'll focus on a few of the art pieces and invite your ideas through:

  • Verbal description

  • Tactile materials

  • Guided discussions

Date: Thursday, June 8

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Zoom: Log in details will be emailed after you register.

Register by June 1 so we can mail you the tactile kit.

To register:

Check out the online audio tour in advance:


Join us for the ABLE Library book club! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. We will be talking about Bewilderment by Richard Powers (Sound recording book number: DB105190; Large print book number: LP105190). We meet online and by phone. Please call or email us to find out how to get a copy of the book and sign up.

The National Library Service Patron Engagement Section hosts the "Many Faces of BARD" online event on the second Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. Each monthly event covers one aspect of BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download service). The program is open to all.

The topic for the May 11, 2023, Many Faces of BARD program will be BARD: Fire Tablets Do Work. The program will begin at 7:00 pm. eastern time and last for one hour. This program will be recorded.

The session will include a discussion and demonstration of how to use BARD on an Amazon Fire tablet. After the presentation, we will answer questions about the presentation and general questions about BARD.

You can join the session by going to