The theme for this year is "bridging the generation gap"; we’d love libraries to organise events and activities which bring older and younger readers together to support each other. We know that libraries are very effective at providing services for all ages and that’s a perfect starting point for bringing people together.
Here are just a few ideas to help bring different generations together. To find out what's happening in your area, contact your local library or visit Reading Sight.
Northern Ireland: Clare Aldworth on 02890334113
Wales : Chris Hoyle on 02920828519
Scotland: Sheila Sneddon on 0131 657 8211
England: James Bartlett on 017133 375335
These are just a few suggestions, but almost any type of activity can be arranged to cover this theme so the options are endless! We’d love for you to connect with us on social media and let us know your plans – don’t forget to use the hashtag #manil2016
We are running a survey throughout June for all library users, and we particularly encourage people with sight loss to participate.
There will be a separate survey for library staff, and the URL for this will be supplied to public libraries directly.
If you don’t use your local library, why not visit or give them a call to find out what they offer? By using and asking for services, you will be demonstrating that there is a need for accessible books and information, so your voice needs to be heard.
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