Future Reflections Fall 1992, Vol. 11 No. 4
BRAILLE STORYBOOK RESOURCES
The following is a list of organizations which either sell Braille storybooks for children or operate Braille storybook lending library services. Organizations are listed alphabetically.
LENDING LIBRARY SERVICES
American Action Fund
for Blind Children and Adults (AAF)
Kenneth Jernigan Lending Library Service
18440 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, California 91356
The free lending library has about 30,000 books in Twin Vision® and Braille for ages preschool through junior high. The age, sex, reading level, and interests of the child are registered with the library, and then 3-4 books are selected and mailed to the reader. The loan period is 2 months. Records are kept to avoid duplication.
Braille Circulating Library, Inc.
2700 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Religious (some fiction) books are available. Generally limited to one title for six weeks. Catalog is available.
Braille Institute of America
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029
Once a year publishes Expectations, an anthology of current children's literature. It is given free of charge to blind children in grades three through six.
Christian Record Braille Foundation, Inc.
4444 South 52nd Street
P. O. Box 6097
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
Has a limited number of general and religious Braille books and magazines. Provides lending services to blind parents of sighted children, schools serving blind children, and older blind youth.
National Library Service for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped
1291 Taylor Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20542
(202) 707-5100 or (800) 424-9100.
Primary source of Braille and recorded books and magazines for the blind. Books are loaned through a national network of regional and subregional libraries for the blind and physically handicapped. Catalogs of Braille books for children, youth, and adults are available. Contact the Washington, D.C., office (see address above) for the address of the library which serves your area.
Very Bumpy Stories
Volunteer Braille Service
730 Toledo Avenue, North
Robbinsdale, Minnesota 55422
Print/Braille books for children from preschool through elementary levels. $10.00 annual membership fee.
BOOKS FOR SALE
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
P. O. Box 6085
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
Limited number of Braille books from kindergarten to adult reading levels available. List of books is available.