Make Noise in Libraries official banner.
Make a Noise in Libraries official banner.
Richmond upon Thames Borough Libraries will once again be participating in Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL), organised by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). This annual campaign, in the words of the RNIB, “brings public libraries and blind and partially sighted people together in an effort to improve access to books and information”. Over the month of June we will be holding sessions that will focus on promoting access to services and highlighting some of the creative and informational opportunities available using desktop computers and also handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets.
The events on offer are as follows:
Saturday 1 June 1.00pm to 1.45pm Guide dogs talk Book online
Thursday 6 June 10.30am to 11.30am eBooks and eAudiobooks Book online
Monday 10 June 10.30am to 11.30am Apps and Accessibility Book online
Friday 21 June 10.30am to 11.30am Film Online Book online
Wednesday 26 June 10.30am to 11.30am Radio and Music Online Book online

The sessions are free however booking is essential. You can book online, over the phone or in branch.

Guide Dog Talk
Happy Dog

As part of our events for this year’s Make a Noise in Libraries, in association with the RNIB, we also have a very special guest joining us! A volunteer from Guide Dogs will be visiting with her dog, to talk about training and everyday life for the guide dogs. There will be time for questions and of course to say hello to the dog after the talk!


Additional Information

If you are interested in taking part in the sessions, or know someone who would benefit from them, please book using the links above or by contacting the Information & Reference Library. If the dates of MANIL are inconvenient, you can also contact the Information & Reference Library to arrange a one-to-one session with a member of staff.

MANIL poster 2019