31 August 2010

Northamptonshire County Council libraries across the county are opening their doors to invite readers of large print books to recommend titles that they would like to see in stock.

Feedback from library users has indicated that many people would like a greater variety of titles available in the large print format, so libraries are offering members of the public the chance to choose.

For a number of days in September, people will be able to look through book catalogues and mark which books they are interested in. From this, the results will be collated by library staff and books will be ordered.

Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage, cabinet member for customers and communities, said: “We are committed to ensuring our libraries meet the needs of all members of the community. This is a great chance for people to ensure that the libraries have a copy of their favourite books for all to enjoy.”

This event to choose books will run at Abington Library on Monday 6th September from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Kettering Library on Wednesday 8th September from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wellingborough Library on Friday 10th September from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Towcester Library on Thursday 16th September from 9:30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Large print books are already available to readers in every library in the county, as well as regular print and audio books. This service is available free to all. All libraries in the county have PC’s for people to use, with others offering reading groups and a host of information sources.

Anyone wanting to learn more about these events can contact Tony Ward by telephone on 01604 236162 or by email at tward@northamptonshire.gov.uk