Make a noise in libraries 2017

Post date: 
Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Celebrate reading together - 5 to 18 June 2017!

At RNIB Library, we believe that the best services are supportive, co-operative and integrated, and that public libraries already offer a huge amount to their local communities. We also know that people with sight loss are keen to join in reading activities at local libraries, because that’s what they’ve told us.

For Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight 2017, we want to celebrate local library reading groups. We want to help you make them more accessible and inclusive, and give readers with sight loss the widest possible choice of books. What’s not to like?

As for readers using local home library services, we also operate telephone book groups, so even if readers are unable to get to a library they can still join in book reading and discussion with others. Find out more about telephone book groups here.

It’s likely that many local home library service readers will be eligible to join RNIB Library too: find out more about eligibility and registration at

What libraries can do;

  • Download the MANIL 2017 poster (Word, 3MB) to adapt for your own activities
  • Follow us on Twitter at @RNIBLibrary and use #MANIL2017 to publicise your events and activities and keep up to date with other events across the whole UK
  • Talk to us about opening up you own reading groups to people with sight loss, contact [email protected] to arrange a call and we will do everything we can to help