Make a Noise day in the library

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PEOPLE who are blind or partially sighted are being asked to take part in a national initiative organised by the RNIB – ‘Make a Noise in Libraries!’

To help to highlight the initiative, Eastbourne Library and the Eastbourne Blind Society will be demonstrating their services to the visually impaired on Monday, June 11, between 2pm and 4pm at Eastbourne Library in Grove Road.

Activities include an introduction to GUIDE software on the library’s public access computers, and a demonstration of Overdrive the e-book service.

There will also be a selection of ‘reminiscence resources’; these are objects which help to re-awaken people’s memories of their experiences and lives.

A selection of the latest audio and large print books will be on display.

Councillor Tony Freebody, Lead Member for Community Services said, “We are encouraging people with visual impairments to remember that it’s their library too.

“This event is an excellent way to find out about the many resources available to all residents of East Sussex.”

The event, complete with tea, coffee and cake, is free.

To find out more about contact Eastbourne Library, Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TL. Tel: 03456080196 or email: library.eastbourne@eastsussex.gov.uk.