An open afternoon is being held in Morpeth Library next Thursday 21June for people with a sight disability.
The library-based Visually Impaired (VIP) Reading Group is hosting the event as part of RNIB’s Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) fortnight. MANIL is an annual campaign bringing public libraries together with blind and partially sighted people in order to improve access to books and information.
There will be the opportunity for people to hear about the group’s reading activities and books events. A range of library resources for the visually impaired will also be on display.
Councillor Neil Bradbury, executive member for customer relations and culture at Northumberland County Council said:
"The Make a Noise fortnight is a great way of focusing attention on blind and partially sighted library borrowers and as well as informing other local residents of the variety of facilities on offer. The image of libraries full of people shushing library users will hopefully be silenced forever on Thursday."
The event will run from 1.30 – 3pm. Tea and cake will be provided. The event is free but pre-booking is essential for catering purposes. Contact Lynne Riddell Tel 01670 500393 Email Lynne.Riddell@northumberland.gov.uk for details.