Make a Noise about libraries

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A series of events will be held across Lincolnshire to mark Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight.

The annual event, from June 3 to 14, aims to promote how easy it is for people with a visual impairment to access books, newspapers, magazines and information in formats designed for them.

Coun Nick Worth, Lincolnshire County Council executive member for libraries, said: “These initiatives will demonstrate that you don’t have to have perfect vision to enjoy a good book.

“We have thousands of items, including some of the latest titles, available for people with visual impairments.

“For many blind and partially-sighted people, reading plays an essential role in their health and well-being.”

More than 700 people already take advantage of libraries’ Listening Lincs service, but it is hoped many more of the 13,700 adults believed to have visual impairments in the county will sign up.