The Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind
Book club for the blind launches in Hunstanton
A new book club for people with poor sight is due to open in Hunstanton.
The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind is planning to launch the club at Hunstanton Library in September, using audio books provided subscription-free by national charity Calibre.
The NNAB’s leisure co-ordinator Mark Smith said: “Many people find it difficult to read for pleasure as their eyesight fails. The Hunstanton club will bring together like-minded people who enjoy a good read to discuss literature over a cuppa and a chat.”
A taster session for blind and partially sighted people will be held at the town’s library on 11th July with a session being lead by recently retired Hunstanton library manager Alan Nason.
The initiative – the eighth club in Norfolk organised by the NNAB – is being supported by Norfolk County Council’s library service.
The taster session will start at 10.30am, with the monthly meetings taking place every third Wednesday of the month at 10.30, starting on September 19.
Mr Smith added: “We know how frustrating it can be for people once they can no longer read print in normal books and our experience is that this is an ideal way to rekindle that joy of literature.”
The Hunstanton club will be the second book club run by the NNAB in West Norfolk. The Gaywood club meets at Gaywood Library on the first Thursday of each month.
Find out more by contacting Mark Smith on 01603 629558.