Our recent survey of young library members showed that 84% of them are more interested in reading for pleasure since they started borrowing from us. This is an excellent result.
A National Literacy Trust report in 2014 reported that there are a range of benefits to be gained from reading for pleasure including:
- Increased sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and awareness
- Prevents boredom and promotes relaxation
- Improves health and wellbeing
Reading for pleasure also helps children with their lessons at school.
We have a large selection of reading books for blind and partially sighted children of all ages. We’ve given a few ideas of great reads below, but do go to our online library to browse the full catalogue
Don’t forget our Book Review competition. All book reviews received before 31 October will be entered into a prize draw, so please encourage your children to read a book and let us know how much they enjoyed it. Reviews can be submitted via our online library. At the bottom of each catalogue record is a Create Review button which you simply click on and then write your review. Or you can email your reviews to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading them and they will all be placed in a prize draw.