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Special Needs Story Time for Children with Visual Impairments on January 21

Cathy Russ - Posted on

Special needs story timeChristmas came early to the Troy Public Library this year, in the form of a $2,300 donation from southeast Michigan businesswomen representing Meritor, Henry Ford Health Systems, GM and Inforum. These women are part of a leadership class that included a community service project.

This donation will enhance the Library’s Special Needs collection, and be used for materials and equipment for children with reading disabilities associated with visual impairments such as albinism, dyslexia, ADHD, traveling eye, an inability to see color, and more.

The Library will purchase large print materials, with emphasis on novels for ages 8-12; non-fiction books on visual impairments; and magnifiers to assist in reading. The Friends of the Troy Public Library have contributed an additional $300 towards this project, to purchase kits with special reading materials and magnifiers that children can use at home.

Join us for a special story time, at 11:15 am, on Saturday, January 21, to introduce the community to our new collection. This event is especially for children ages pre-school through 2nd grade. Afterw the event, there will be a demonstration on how to download ebooks to ereaders, and a tour of the enhanced Special Needs Collection.