Reading for pleasure – we can help
October 7, 2015

Elodie and mum

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

I like books super hero from Living Paintings Touch to See library

I Like Books, Spot Can Count, Old MacDonald Had a Farm and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (pre-school children)

Bill in a China Shop, The Flying Diggers and I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (5-7 years)

Amazing Grace, Dear Vampa, Where the Wild Things Are and Wonder Goal (7-11 years)

Cinderella: an Art Deco Love Story, For Every Child, Gorilla and Greyfriars Bobby (11-14 years)

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 We look forward to reading them and they will all be placed in a prize draw.

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