Monday, 11 September 2017 11:36

Library innovation

A PAGE-TURNING collection of books aimed at making reading easier for people with dyslexia will soon be hitting the shelves at Seymour Library.
In response to community feedback, Mitchell Shire Council has invested $5000 in books printed with a special font which is designed to make reading easier for people with dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a condition where people have difficulty reading and spelling. According to the Australian Dyslexia Association, about 10 per cent of Australians have dyslexia.
It is the first time these books have been stocked at a Mitchell Shire library.
The books feature large, spaced out text, with capital letters printed in bold in order to keep the attention of the readers’ eye.
The collection includes books for all ages – everything from children’s picture story books to novels for teens and older readers. Council hopes to increase this collection in the future.
Mitchell libraries have had a number of people asking the possibility of stocking the books that will be available to borrow from early October at Seymour Library or online at www.libraries.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.
The books can also be ordered and collected from Council’s other libraries in Broadford, Wallan and Kilmore.