Since 1983, The Children's Braille Book Club (CBBC) has been a subscription-based program where National Braille Press sends a new print/braille picture book every month for a small fee.
Thanks to a generous matching program from the NewCo Foundation, we have started fundraising to kick off a new chapter in the Children's Braille Book Club to include free 1-year (12-book) subscriptions of the CBBC program to 125 eligible families.
These free memberships will last one year, from March 2021 to February 2022. After the first year, we’ll open the application process to everyone again (members will need to reapply each year).
The CBBC-Free Program is available to blind children ages birth to 10 years old or parents/legal guardians who are blind and have children ages birth to 10 years old.
Limit one Book Club membership per eligible child or household.
Currently, the free program is only open to US residents.
We will start to accept enrollment applications on January 4, 2021, and enrollment will be based on eligibility/need criteria and on a first-come/first-served basis.
You may also call 800-548-7323 and leave the application information.
As we continue to build support for the free program, we will still be offering a paid option with the goal to make CBBC free for all in the next 5 years.
If you have questions about the program, email us.