Monday, October 9, 2017

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week ran from the 2nd October to the 8th October 2017. The British Dyslexia Association had a theme for each day:

The hashtag for the week was #positivedyslexia2017, and it sounds like the week was a resounding success in raising awareness.

If you’ve been inspired by what you’ve seen this week and are looking for a book to kick-start your own reading, or helping your kids to get started, Sheffield Libraries have a wide range to choose from, including:

·         Audiobooks
·         Graphic novels
·         Non-fiction
·         Quick reads
Central Library also carries daily newspapers, including The Guardian, The Mirror, and the Sheffield Star.

We also have an e-library with e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines, which are all available here: It’s free to set up an account with your library card.

For younger readers we have books specifically designed for children with dyslexia created by Barrington Stoke, The Little Gems series is particularly appealing for children, along with graphic novels, puzzle and audio books.

If you’re not sure what to pick and want to find something quickly, most libraries have displays with particular themes which you might like and you can always ask a member of staff if you would like some suggestions. Books are loaned out for 3 weeks, but can be renewed if you need more time to finish.

And remember that you can always bring a book back and try something else if you’re not enjoying it. There’s no charge to borrow, it’s all completely free!
This week is Libraries Week, so take the opportunity to pop in, register and see if there's anything that takes your fancy!

We hope to see you soon!