Make a noise in libraries fortnight
Published on 18th June 2012
Sandwell libraries are taking part in a two-week long campaign to help improve access to books and information for blind and partially sighted people.
Cabinet member for leisure services Councillor Linda Horton said: "It is vital that our services are available for all members of the community."
The 'Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight' is an annual campaign and will run until June 24.
The theme will be 'Six Steps to Library Services for Blind and Partially-sighted People'.
It is an initiative led by Share the Vision in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians and the Scottish Library & Information Council.
In all, 181 out of 205 library authorities in the UK have pledged to undertake six simple low cost actions to improve their library service for people with sight loss.
One of the six steps is to take part in 'Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight'.
And activities to celebrate this event have already included a 'Make a Noise in Libraries' coffee morning at Hamstead Library and 'Make A Noise story Time' at Oldbury Library on Wednesday 13 June.
Also on 13 June, pre-school children at Wednesbury Library were 'Making a Noise' with their rhymes, singing and music play and stay event. Wednesbury also held a story party on Friday 15 June.
Then on Saturday 16 June, Central Library, in West Bromwich, held a concert from 7pm, which featured a series of bands.
For further information please visit this website or telephone 0121 569 4911.