Tactile and braille books for children for learning, reading and exploring

“Your library provides a source of enjoyment, relaxation and learning for my child.”

Parent of library member, age 12

Success Stories


Reading Ideas


Learning for little ones with lovable pup Spot the Dog

The band tactile and book page from Rapunzel


Picture Books

A funky re-telling of a fairy tale classic complete with a star-studded soundtrack

A tactile rainbow and pages of The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue

Education and Leisure

Discover the weird and wonderful world of science


Watch and Listen

Latest Discovery Hubs


Living Paintings’ wonderful world of tactile and braille books for children


Science Alive!

Discovering the weird and wonderful world around us through touch and sound

Dinosaur display picture


Explore the thrilling pre-historic world of sauropods and raptors


A screenshot of 'Compose a tweet' on Twitter

Social media accessibility: a how to guide

Find out all about alt text and how to use it to make your social media more accessible.

Elmer's Walk front cover

New tactile and audio books for blind children – COMING SOON!

Two new titles will soon be hitting the library shelves

Young library member Ted sitting on the floor with his dog

Young library member features in a BBC online film

Ted, age nine tells BBC Online all about Living Paintings

BBC crew filming Medway Art Group who are busy creating their versions of Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Don’t miss Living Paintings’ BBC Lifeline appeal

Set your TV reminders for BBC One on 22nd July!

Activities and Play

A tactile image of a girl drawing a door

Go on a journey with crayon crafts for blind children

Be inspired by our newest publication Journey by Aaron Becker.

eidi at Designability Xmas card

Half term activity – design a Christmas card competition

Deadline for entries is 31st October… don’t delay! Get creating!

Colourful leaf prints

Multi-sensory autumn activities

Make the most of the season with these fun activities

Stick Man book open on the park page with a tactile picture of Stick Man and the dog and the snail

Stick Man – a sensory journey

Stick Man’s multi-sensory adventure!

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