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Special Services

These toys, games and books can be borrowed or enjoyed in many of our libraries

  • Talking books - stories on CD
  • ClearVision Braille Books available at Enfield Town and Southgate Circus Libraries
  • Large Print (16 point font) books
  • Computers equipped with access technology such as magnification software in selected libraries
  • Mini musical instruments
  • Bag Books - for extra sensory storytelling available on request
  • Short fun stories to motivate older children with lower literacy levels; especially helpful for building confidence in those with autism and dyslexia
  • National Summer Reading Challenge where blind and partially sighted children can join in the fun with sighted friends
  • E-book and E-Audio - borrow for free using your library card via the catalogue

Ask at your nearest library for details.


External resources

For children and young people who are blind or partially sighted

In addition to the resources found in your local library there are many other services available for advice, support and resources.

  • The Large Print Bookshop sells over 20,000 fiction and non fiction titles in 16 point font Tel: 01763 252687
  • NCBS produces customised large print fiction, revision guides and classics Tel:01278 764764
  • The Seeing Ear offers books that can be downloaded by blind and partially sighted individuals and they parents or carers.
  • ClearVision lends dual format braille/print and Moon/print books and tactile books. Titles are suitable for pre-school, children learning to read and newly fluent readers Tel: 020 8789 9575
  • RNIB provides braille books and sheet music to borrow or buy.  They also sell braille magazines and tactile books Tel:0303 123 9999
  • The Living Painting Trust lends fiction and non fiction touch and sound packs for children of all ages Tel:01635 299771
  • LOOK The National Federation of Families with VI Children connects and supports families. Tel: 0121 428 5038
  • VICTA Children Ltd offers practical advice and support, grants for equipment and vacation schemes. Tel: 01908 672163