A new service providing multi-sensory story books for people with severe or profound learning disabilities is being launched by Wokingham Borough libraries on 19 October, in partnership with the Wokingham Learning Disability Partnership Board.
Called the Tall Tales service, it will provide Bag Books - unique, handmade resources designed for those who find it difficult to use mainstream books because they are told interactively through voice and emotion rather than words and pictures. They are also hugely beneficial to those with autistic spectrum disorders and visual and hearing impairments.
The new service will be available to local organisations for a small annual charge. At its launch local storytellers will show how to use the Bag Books and be on hand to answer questions.
“I’m thrilled Wokingham Borough libraries are now able to offer this new service which will be of great benefit to residents with learning disabilities and other impairments,” said Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for resident services.
To find out more about the service call Wokingham Library on (0118) 978 1368 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone wishing to attend the launch at Wokingham Library, between 1.30 and 3.30pm, should contact Karen Thackray at the Wokingham Learning Disability Partnership Board on (0118) 324 6484 or email: email@example.com.