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.

Rev. Brian J. Barton, Sr.
Executive Director

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 »

2014 Fall Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,
As I am writing this newsletter, I am listening to the sound of the much needed rain falling outside on the new windows of the BCL building. The sound of gently falling rain has a soothing and calming effect. I am reminded of the words of an old hymn I would hear in church when I was a child  read more »

BCL Summer 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,
As the Braille Circulating Library is entering its 89th summer of service to the blind community,
many exciting things are happening at the BCL. The BCL building is 93 years old and all the windows in the building are original. The windows have been in desperate need of replacement for many years. Due to this dire need, a 5 step renovation plan was developed  read more »

BCL Spring 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Braille Circulating Library,
Tomorrow is the first day of Spring. After enduring a long Winter, I am looking forward to seeing the signs of Spring: increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna. Everywhere you look, there are signs of new beginnings. In a word, Spring is a season of “renewal”. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “renewal” as  read more »

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