Free Braille Resources

Medium

The following organizations produce and distribute braille books free of charge to children. This is not a comprehensive list, but provide a good way to start building your child’s library!

National Braille Press ReadBooks! Program (one book bag per child)
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/programs/readbooks/readbooks.html

Seedlings Angel Book Giveaway (3 free books each year)
http://www.seedlings.org/bkangel2009.php

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (1 book each month)
https://actionfund.org/free-braille-books

Braille Institute Special Collection (up to 8 books every year)
http://www.brailleinstitute.org/child-and-youth/special-collections.html

Temple Beth El Braille Bindery (specific titles can be ordered)
https://www.freebraillebooks.org/

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (APH’s Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program) (6 books every year until 6th birthday)
http://www.aph.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library

Seedlings The Rose Project (World Book Encyclopedia articles in braille)
http://www.seedlings.org/rose.php

NLS Braille Collection and Talking Book Program
https://www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/

Audiobook Resources
The following are sources of free audio downloads of books.

Kids Audio Books (in MP3 format)
http://www.kidsaudiobooks.co.uk/mp3_downloads.htm

Audio files of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books
http://www.aph.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library/free-audio-books/download

Braille Books for Purchase

Seedlings
http://www.seedlings.org/order.php
(Seedlings sometimes has spontaneous free book giveaways. Get on their email list or check their Facebook page.)

Future Aids: The Braille Superstore
http://www.braillebookstore.com/Braille-Bookstore

National Braille Press Children’s Braille Book Club
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/programs/cbbc/cbbc.htm