Perkins Library

Kim Charlson speaks at a podium while Perkins President Dave Power looks on.
October 24, 2018
Alongside education, inclusivity efforts are fundamental to Perkins’ mission.
A hand reading braille
October 5, 2017
Meet the Perkins Library team making theater programs and restaurant menus accessible to people who are blind.
A man smiling while holding the Orbit refreshable braille reader in his hands
August 4, 2017
Library patrons will test new affordable braille e-reader as part of a one-year pilot program.
A young woman holding a white cane is handed a pile of four audiobooks by another woman in a black cardigan.
April 12, 2017
During National Library Week, April 9-15, patrons talk about the importance of braille and audio books in their lives.
A young woman who is blind speaks to an older man as people look on.
March 17, 2017
Annual B.L.I.N.D. event shines spotlight on crucial state-funded services for residents with visual impairments.
Four popular Perkins Library books and a digital audio book player.
January 11, 2017
Library patrons enjoyed books about dastardly criminals, enigmatic sports stars, larger-than-life historical figures and more.
Chelsea White sits in front of a bookcase full of blue audio books.
December 1, 2016
What I do: Reader Advisor Chelsea White recommends books to Perkins Library patrons, based on their literary likes and dislikes.
Two students in Africa reading a braille book.
September 30, 2016
In 22 countries and counting, the Marrakesh Treaty will make more accessible books available for people who are blind.
Kim Charlson speaks into a microphone
July 29, 2016
Library members are invited to read accessible books, relax and learn about technology in the renovated space.
A young boy sits at a desk with a Perkins Brailler. One hand is on the keys and the other hand reaches over to read the last line of braille on the page.
June 30, 2016
From embossed type to downloadable digital books, Perkins has a long history of supporting literacy for people with blindness.

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