Posted: Wed 30th Mar 2016

Listening Books Group For Blind And Partially Sighted

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2016

Blind or partially sighted people are being invited to enjoy an afternoon of listening to books at Anglesey libraries. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The County Council’s Library Service is working with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Cymru and North Wales Society for the Blind to offer a monthly community initiative, which is open to all blind and partially sighted people and their carers on Anglesey. The listening to books sessions at Holyhead and Menai Bridge Libraries offers an enjoyable afternoon listening to various short stories, book extracts and poems; read by a pool of interesting and enthusiastic volunteers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey’s Library Services Manager, Rachel Rowlands said, “We would like to extend a warm welcome to all blind and partially sighted people to join us at the RNIB Cymru Listening Books Group.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We’ll be holding a monthly listening group at two of the islands libraries. Those attending will be able to socialise over a cup of tea, share tips on how to overcome barriers and borrow audio books from the library.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey’s Education portfolio holder, Councillor Kenneth Hughes added, “This is a great initiative and we’re pleased to be working alongside RNIB Cymru and North Wales Society for the Blind.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Here is a list of all the Listening Book Groups organized: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Menai Bridge Library group ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wednesday 6th April 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4th May 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Wednesday 1st June 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Wednesday 6th July 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Holyhead Library group ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Thursday 7th April 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 5th May 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 2nd June 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 7th July 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 4th August 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Transport can be arranged if required, and for further information please contact Faye Jones on (01407) 742865. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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