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Poole Libraries Get Noisy!

Come and read your favourite poems or find out how you can carry on reading even with sight loss at Poole Libraries free events which tie in with this year’s Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight (MANIL) running from 3 to 14 June.

This annual campaign, organised by the RNIB National Library Service brings public libraries, local agencies and blind and partially sighted people together to improve access to books, community information and library services.

Dorset Blind Association’s reading group will meet in Poole Central Library on Friday 7 June from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Why not join them to read and listen to some favourite poems and find out more about their regular meetings.

Staff from Poole Libraries, Dorset Blind Association and Poole Sight and Hearing Team will be on hand in Poole Central Library on Monday 10 June to show what help is available if you are losing your sight. Drop in between 10.30am and 12.30pm and find out about a range of equipment including e-readers, the boombox, magnifiers and a penfriend. 

Councillor Judy Butt, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, Culture and Community Services, Borough of Poole, said: "This is a great opportunity for everyone, especially members of our community who are blind or visually impaired to find out how easy it is to access all the services our libraries have to offer. If you are like me and remember the days when silence in a library was 'golden' and you have always wanted to be noisy in your local library then come on down and join us at these really fun free events."

For more information about any of these events, please ask in any Poole Library or look online boroughofpoole.com/libraries.