Welcome to the Braille Circulating Library!

From its humble beginning in 1925, the Braille Circulating Library originally served only the state of Virginia, but its outreach now spans the entire United States, many foreign countries and countless more with the Library on the web! Please use this website to find out more information on the Library and to contact us with any questions.

A survey for the Library

We have created a survey for the benefit of improving the Library’s service in meeting your needs. If you have not done so, we would very much appreciate your taking a few moments to answer the ten short questions.

To access the survey, simply click on this survey link.

Thank you for your participation to help BCL better meet the needs of our patrons.  read more »

2016 Fall Newsletter - A Look Back and A Look Forward

Greetings from the Braille Circulating Library in Richmond, Virginia!

Library beginnings – In her own words
Miss Louise Harrison McCraw (1893-1975), an author of numerous books about the Civil War, became concerned after meeting with a group of visually impaired individuals in Richmond, Virginia, that there was a great need for Christian literature for the blind to access.  read more »

2015 Year End Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,

I just got off the phone with one of the patrons of the BCL. Over the years, we have become friends. He was thanking me for the materials we send him and he told me to keep them coming. I thought about the special place the BCL has in the lives of the blind folks we serve, and I am thankful for the 14 years I have had being a part of this wonderful ministry.  read more »

2015 Fall Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,

As a reminder to me when I face challenging and perplexing times in my life, I have a sticky note on my desk lamp with the following words written on it, “Faith never gives up. It knows that despite appearances, all is well. It can wait without signs or significant indications that God is at work, because it is sure of Him.” I Corinthians 5:7 states, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”  read more »

2015 Summer Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,
When I was a child, one of my favorite cartoon characters was Popeye the Sailor Man. Popeye was not the most articulate man. He was always in conflict with his nemesis, Bluto, trying to save his girlfriend, Olive Oyl from some danger. Popeye would eat his spinach and his arms would turn into hammers, cannons, or some other device that would enable him to save Olive. Popeye would always say, “I am what I am, that’s all that I am. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.”  read more »

Sorry for our absence

Due to some technical difficulties, we had our site go down for a period of time. We have managed to work through the issue and got the content posted back up to the web space. We are truly sorry for the absence and are quite grateful to have the site back up and running again.

2015 Spring Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,

“Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life. Part of you is still hungering for the resolution of all difficulties. This is false hope! As I told My disciples, in the world you will have trouble…When things seem all wrong, trust Me anyway. I am much less interested in right circumstances than in right responses to whatever comes your way.”  read more »

2014 Year End Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,
I want to thank each of you for the part you played in making 2014 such a blessed year for the BCL. Your prayer and financial support helped to bring about many accomplishments for this special ministry. During 2014, we were able to complete the Braille Hymnal Project. This Braille Hymnal is now available to any blind person or ministry around the world.  read more »

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