Make A Noise In Libraries Fortnight

Issued: Thursday 2 June 2016

MAKE a Noise in Libraries fortnight brings public libraries and blind and partially sighted people together in an effort to improve access to books and information.

The theme for this year’s annual campaign, which runs from the 6 to 19 June, is "bridging the generation gap”.

During the fortnight, Lincs Inspire’s local history group for visually impaired people will be holding their regular monthly meeting in the Bremerhaven Room at Grimsby Town Hall from 10am to 12pm. 

The group was set up as part of the Heritage Lottery-funded Big History project which aimed at making local history more accessible for people with a visual impairment. Each month the group shares conversation and memories and has a different guest speaker.  The subject for the meeting on Thursday 9 June will be the old sweet shops of Grimsby and the invited guest is local chocolatier Special Edition Chocolates based at Market Rasen.

Lincs Inspire Libraries have a range of popular local history titles available for loan in audio and large print format.

A Listening Book Group also meet at Grimsby Library on the last Wednesday of each month 2pm – 3pm. Members borrow the books on MP3 discs and on 29 June the title under discussion will be The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins.  Meetings are friendly and informal, sharing personal responses to the book, and following topics wherever they lead.  New members are always welcome.

For more information on any of the above services please contact Jennie Cartwright on (01472) 323615 or email: jennie.cartwright@lincsinspire.com