Celebrating 80 Years of Service

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 members of the Memphis chapter attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial Library located at 531 Vance Avenue.  The ceremony unveiled the library's updated look both from the outside and inside.  It also celebrated 80 years of the opening of the library and its service to the Memphis Community.  The library has been home to our monthly chapter meetings where we work to improve the lives of blind Memphians. It is fitting that we meet at a library founded to serve African-Americans 80 years ago,  since that is why our chapter was originally formed to include African-Americans in the organized blind movement.  We congradulate the staff and its countless supporters for the awesome new look.  The Memphis chapter plans to remain a part of the Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial Library for many years to come.  Finally, we look forward to working with the staff of the library to build a braille book collection, so that blind children, adults, and others have access to braille books right here in Memphis.