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The Children's Library is a space for all children, young people and their parents/carers.
Please ask us if you need any assistance. Staff wearing blue waistcoats are available to help.
Library of Birmingham Visitors Guide in Braille
A floor by floor description to enable blind customers to discover the stock, materials and services on offer throughout the building.
Talking books on CD
These have all been Braille labelled to enable independent selection.
The following can be found together on the Inclusive shelves. Categories 1-3 and 6 can be used by all children. Categories 4-5 are reserved especially for individual children with disabilities.
1. Learning Sign
Learn British Sign Language (BSL)
2. Learning Makaton
Learn and practice Makaton. The Makaton language uses signs and symbols, supporting speech to convey messages.
3. Early signing
Baby signing books which include stories, songs, and rhyme, simple signs using had gestures and facial expresssions to convey messages.
3. Books about me
Books featuring disabled main characters. Books that clearly define and explain a range of children's disabilities.
4. Complex Board books for mobility and dexterity needs
Popular children's books in a chunky board format, to enable children with motability difficulties an independent reading experience.
5. Multi-sensory books
Story books with an added element of sound or texture.
6. Giant Print Braille picture books
Popular story books in giant print and Braille.
Enables books to be read aloud or magnified. This can now be found in the Music Library.
Clear Reader - Portable
Enables books to be read aloud. Please ask a member of staff to use this technology.
Accessible Computer Equipment
Including accessible keyboard and applications. Supernova is available on all machines and allows for magnification of the screen and text to be read aloud.
Resources available to use in the library for visiting groups. Must be booked in advance.
Interactive stories written to have taste, sound and feel through objects.
Well-known stories with puppet characters such as The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.
Find out the full list of Bag Books and Story Sacks available and how to book.
Sat 01 April 2017, 1:00pm
Fri 07 April 2017, 10:30am
Sat 08 April 2017, 11:00am
Sat 15 April 2017, 11:00am
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