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Colorado Talking Book Library
Text - Adventure is Yours, Find Your Story and Read Happily Ever After
180 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80226 (Map to CTBL)

CTBL 80th Anniversary LogoA free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides audio, Braille and large-print books and magazines.


The George Washington University is conducting research about how adults with physical disabilities think about and prepare for disasters. For more information see this Flyer (in PDF format).

During our Annual Open House, CTBL unveiled a new program we are featuring over the next year, "Leaving on my own Terms". We began the program with a "Before I Die" wall in the conference room. To learn more about this program, visit our "Leaving on my own Terms" webpage.

The BARD Mobile app for Android is finally available! Download the app from Google Play today.

The National Federation of the Blind Colorado Chapter is offering up to $15,000 in scholarship funds to Colorado students who are legally blind. See the attached flier or go to http://www.nfbco.org/for-students for more information.

The update to iOS 8 has some serious accessibility bugs that effect BARD Mobile. Find out more at this website: http://applevis.com/blog/advocacy-apple-braille-ios-news/accessibility-bugs-ios-8-serious-minor.

One of our volunteers, Ken Rinehart, created a promotional video for the library. Click on the image below to see the video.

Volunteers at the Paton Open House

CTBL Talking Points

A brief PDF document discussing how to talk about the services offered by the Colorado Talking Book Library can be found here: http://www2.cde.state.co.us/ctbl/download/pdf/how_to_talk_about_CTBL14.pdf

CTBL will be closed the following days:

  • Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2015
  • Thursday and Friday, December 24-25, 2015
  • Friday, January 1, 2016

Contact information:

Metro Denver - 303-727-9277
Toll Free in State - 800-685-2136

Fax: 303-727-9281

Email:  ctbl.info@cde.state.co.us

Building:   Monday - Friday 8 am - 5:00 pm
Phone:    Monday - Friday 8 am- noon and 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Map and Directions:
180 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80226 (Map to CTBL)