Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight – 6 to 19 June 2011

Reach out to blind and partially sighted people in your community by
joining RNIB’s Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight (MANIL). This year
marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign, which runs to 19 June 2011

Hundreds of libraries take part each year to highlight the services they
provide for people with sight loss and to promote the importance of
accessible books and information.

It’s not too late for libraries to get involved by holding an event
or organising a display of audio and large print books.

And readers like it too – “I am so glad that my library organised
their MANIL event”, says Heather Watson from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.
“I can honestly say it has made a huge difference to me. I had given up
trying to read books with my younger son and missed this time with him
dearly but I can once again enjoy doing this. I also now receive the
local paper in audio format, am a member of the local book club, have a
better idea of the titles available and how to order audio books and
lastly the confidence to ask for help if I need it.”

For free resources, activity ideas and lists of events visit