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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


The Many Faces of BARD: December 14, 2023

The topic for the December 14, 2023, Many Faces of BARD program will be Using BARD Mobile for Android for Low-Vision Users. The demonstration will show how our low-vision users can navigate without speech. The program will begin at 7:00 pm ET and last for one hour. This program will be recorded. After the demonstration, NLS staff will take questions about the demonstration or anything else relating to BARD.

The session can be joined by going to:

NLS Patron Corner: December 11, 2023

On Monday, December 11, 2023, at 7:00 pm ET, the NLS Patron Engagement Section will host the quarterly Patron Corner. The topic for this program is: The Life Cycle of the Talking Book. The session will be 90 minutes and will feature the NLS collections division, which is responsible for all phases of book selection, production, and distribution.

Please join us at:

NLS Music Notes: October 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Join the National Library Service's Music Section on Zoom on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 7:00 pm for "Time Out for 'Take Five'", the first quarterly NLS Music Notes meeting! Music Section Head Juliette Appold and Music Reader Services Librarian Brian McCurdy will discuss the Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Take Five" and its relevance to the NLS Music collection. A Q&A will follow. Here's the link to the Zoom meeting: