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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 Logo

A 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.

BARD Download Books available at: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/login/NLS

The 2014 Legislative Blue Book is now available on our website at: http://www2.cde.state.co.us/ctbl/resources/tbBlueBook.htm

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

Beep Ball

During the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, Bob Kurtz and Jon Walker gave a presentation on Beep Ball. Since there has been so much interest in learning more about Beep Ball, below is a link to an ESPN video highlighting the sport: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9274417

Here's another video feature Beep Ball: https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DneSGIUsf1Pg&h=2AQHQb45N&s=1

KRDO TV in Colorado Springs did a story on the Colorado Storm beep ball team:

Patron Stories

At our annual Open House, we have patrons and their friends or family members record their experiences using the Colorado Talking Book Library. The links to listen to these stories are located on our Oral Histories Page.


NOTE: 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. The link will open in a new page and take you to the Vimeo websitehttps://vimeo.com/105877874

The Friends of CTBL have created a public service announcement (PSA) to market the library. This segment has been airing on Fox and The CW here in Colorado. The link below is for an MP4 video.

2012 CTBL PSA Video

The Colorado Talking Book Library has been featured in several Colorado television programs since Fall 2012. Links to the videos of these interviews can be found on our website on the From the Director page.

CTBL will be closed the following days:

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • Friday, November 28, 2014
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014
  • Friday, December 26, 2014
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Fall edition of our newsletter is available at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/ctbl/library/tbnews/tbnews.htm#fall14

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)