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Make a noise in libraries fortnight

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Published: 03/06/2014


Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight is an annual campaign held in public libraries across the UK, which aims to improve access to books and information for blind and partially sighted people.

South Gloucestershire libraries are again taking part in the campaign and have recently increased the number of subscriptions they offer for visually impaired residents to subscribe to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) National Library Service. This enables subscribers to receive unlimited books direct to their home in recorded formats (CDs or digital downloads).

Gill Clayton, Librarian at Emersons Green Library, said: “Whether you like to read books, newspapers or magazines, losing your sight does not mean you have to stop reading and enjoying your favourite authors.

“Libraries can play a part in helping people with visual impairments. Our library staff are there to help you find the books you need. We can help you to put together a personal reading plan, and libraries can also provide useful contact details for a range of helpful organisations.”

Local libraries also offer free music and spoken word CDs, e-magazines, e-audio and e-books, and large print books.

Find out more by dropping in to your local library during the fortnight or by visiting the RNIB’s Make a Noise in Libraries website www.rnib.org.uk

For more information please contact the library service on 01454 868006 or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries


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