Perkins Library

Two women address a crowd from a lectern in a grand auditorium filled with draped flags.
March 20, 2019
During annual B.L.I.N.D. event, organizers asked for increased funds for various programs and services.
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.
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.
A woman reading a manuscript into a microphone
May 19, 2016
Meet the team of talented volunteers who record more than 100 new audio books every year for the Perkins Library.

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