The 10th Annual Braille Reading Day, organised by ChildVision in partnership with NCBI Library and Media Centre, takes place next Monday the 20th of November in Childvision, Drumcondra.
Our guests this year will be the author Judi Curtin and Claire Whelan, a Braille reader and teacher.
The Braille Reading Day promises to be an enjoyable experience for all. Each child will read a selected article in Braille, with some also reading their own pieces. Art and music activities are scheduled throughout the day with children writing and decorating letters to Santa. Those taking part will be given a small gift.
Author Judi Curtin says she is delighted to participate in the event.
“I love the inclusion of the word ‘fun’ in the event title. Reading is beneficial in many ways, but it’s important not to forget the pure enjoyment of relaxing with a good book. This event is a wonderful opportunity to let young people who are blind or visually-impaired share their favourite written texts. I’m very much looking forward to hearing their choices”.
“This event is especially interesting to me now, as my book, Stand By Me, features a young girl who is blind ”.
Judi was born in London, raised in Cork and now lives in Limerick. A former primary school teacher, she has been writing since 1999. In that time she has published 25 books for adults and children. Her latest book, Stand by Me, has been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award.
For further information or to get involved contact Aideen Brady firstname.lastname@example.org