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BTBL Summer Reading Program

Posted 4/29/2019

Registration is now open. Mark your calendars for June 24th- August 4th! All contests are designed to be completed at home.

  1. Create a Space Creature!
  2. Form a fictitious (made-up) constellation
  3. Read 2 books

Additional details and registration instructions can be found here.

Summer Camps

Posted 03/01/2019

Summer Camp registrations at various organizations are starting to open. Keep an eye out for the deadlines!

Braille Challenge

Posted 1/10/2019

Registration for the Michigan Braille Challenge is still open to students in 1st-12th grades. Register online before February 23rd at:

Santa Letters

Posted 11/19/2018

Every December, the National Federation of the Blind helps Santa send letters in Braille to young blind children across the country. Along with the Braille letter, Santa includes a print letter so that parents who might not read Braille can follow along. He also includes a fun tactile coloring sheet. Requests can be made using the form from November 12, 2018, through December 14, 2018 at

Lions White Cane Scholarship

Posted 11/5/2018

Three $3000 scholarships are available from the Lions Clubs of Michigan. Applicants must be a resident of Michigan and legally blind. Applications are due by December 31st, 2018. To apply download the application from: