The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library builds community and provides equitable access to information and reading materials for Washington residents unable to read standard print.
The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) is a program of the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and a regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress. Located in Seattle, WTBBL provides library services statewide to any Washington resident unable to read standard print material due to blindness, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, physical disability (cannot hold a book or turn pages), or reading disability.
WTBBL's collection includes audiobooks and magazines on digital cartridge with playback equipment and accessories for reading, braille books and magazines, and a youth large print collection. Audio and electronic braille titles are also available for download via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site or by mobile app for iOS, Android or Kindle platforms. WTBBL produces audio and braille books onsite to add to the national collection, offers readers' advisory services, a youth services program including summer reading, a pen-pal program, weekly multisensory storytimes, and more.
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library receives support from the ALL Foundation of Washington. For more information visit www.sos.wa.gov/charities.
For GiveBig 2022, WTBBL's goal is to raise $10,000 to support equipment, collections, and additional programming needs for the library.