Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program: American Printing House for the Blind & Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Partnership
Photo by The Mountain Press, Sevierville, TN
APH and the Dollywood Foundation have an exciting partnership that expands Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program to provide young children who are blind and visually impaired with accessible books in print/braille and audio formats!
Selected Imagination Library books are available free-of-charge in print/braille format. By enrolling in the Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program, participating families receive six free print/braille books each year until the child reaches his/her 6th birthday. To be eligible for the program, you or your child must meet the definition of blindness.
APH selects the titles from the current year’s DPIL booklist—those most appropriate for a child with a visual impairment. Print/braille versions are mailed directly to the child’s family.
Is your child a potential braille reader under six years of age? Are you visually impaired or blind and the parent or guardian of a child under six years of age? If you answered yes to either question, apply now for the Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program! Books are limited and enrollment is on a first come/first serve basis. Apply Now! Submit print/braille books application form.
The free print/braille books service is made possible by generous donors from across the country. APH welcomes contributions to help defray costs and expand the program, so families with visual impairments and their young children will benefit from this service. Donate Now!
Thanks to the APH/Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Partnership and the support of Penguin Group USA, the Accessible Books website offers a growing collection of audio files of Imagination Library books available as free downloads.
Video: Dolly Parton & David Dotson present APH’s Gary Mudd
About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a part of the Dollywood Foundation, partners with local sponsors in 1,300 communities in 3 countries to provide a quality, age appropriate book each month to preschool children enrolled in the program.
About the American Printing House for the Blind
American Printing House for the Blind (APH), founded in 1858, is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products for people who are blind and visually impaired.
What would you like to do?
- Apply for free print/braille copies of selected DPIL books from APH
- Download free audio files of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books
- Locate braille copies of DPIL books using APH’s Louis Database
- FAQ: Information about the APH/DPIL Partnership
- Other APH print/braille and tactile books for preschoolers
- Sources for print/braille and tactile books for preschoolers
- Information about emergent literacy and sharing books with young children