Newcastle’s libraries will be turning up the volume to support a national campaign which aims to bring libraries and blind and partially sighted people together to improve access to books and information.
Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight is led by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and starts on Monday, 11 June at libraries across the city.
This special fortnight will not only celebrate the service for the blind and partially sighted but there will be lots of activities which have been organised by Newcastle Libraries.
Some of the events include reading buddy sessions which will help visually impaired customers use the library, and also specialist internet taster sessions.
During the fortnight libraries will also be launching a brand new collection of audio books called Playaways.
Author and poet Craig Bradley will be visiting the City Library and there will be an exhibition of items from the RNIB.
Angela Forster, Newcastle City Libraries Manager, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this national campaign which shows our commitment to supporting our blind and partially sighted customers. There are many events taking place at all our libraries throughout Make a Noise on Libraries Fortnight and I would like to invite everyone along to help celebrate with us.”
To find out what’s happening over the two weeks and what Newcastle Libraries do for blind and partially sighted users come along to the City Library and the others across the city.
For more information about these events, or any of the services libraries have phone Kim Dryden at Newcastle City Library on 0191 277 4100. Also, if you are interested in the reading buddy sessions, please phone to check availability and to book an appointment.
For more information about Make and Noise in Libraries Fortnight visit www.rnib.org.uk/manil.
Page last updated: 7 June, 2012