Make a Noise in Libraries 2014



Make a Noise in Libraries 2014

Whilst no longer totally silent spaces fear not the Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) campaign isn’t about making them into discos or the like – it is in fact an initiative, now in its 13th year, from the RNIB:

Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) Fortnight is an annual campaign bringing public libraries and blind and partially sighted people together in an effort to improve access to books and information.

This year’s theme will be the First World War as 2014 marks 100 years since the conflict began. Public libraries are playing their part in this national commemoration by offering books and information on all aspects of the First World War for children and adults.

Here in Norfolk we are planning a series of special events at our Audio Book Groups which are run at selected  libraries across the county by the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB). These groups meet monthly and the book is provided on CD for members to take away, listen to at home and then discuss at the next meeting

At the regular meetings in June we will also be including some readings of poetry written about World War One.

The sessions will be as follows and for more information about any of them please contact Mark or Elaine at the NNAB or email Mark on

Gaywood Library: Thursday 5th June, 2.00-3.30pm

Millennium Library: Monday 9th June, 1.30-3.00pm (this group meets in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library on the ground floor)

Cromer Library: Tuesday 10th June, 2.00-3.30pm

Thetford Library: Friday 13th June, 10.30-12 noon

Aylsham Library: Tuesday 17th June, 10.30-12 noon

Dereham Library: Wednesday 18th June, 10.30-12 noon

Yarmouth Library: Friday 27th June, 2.00-3.30pm

All of Norfolk’s libraries have a selection of audio books for customers to borrow but we’ve also put together a list of World War One themed books that are available from our digital eBook and eAudio collections.

If you do listen to anything good, or have any other suggestions please do let us know!

Alison R.