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Oscoda library to host program for visually-impaired kids

Submitted by on May 13, 2019 – 12:26 amNo Comment

Families with visually-impaired children are encouraged to explore stories by touch and reading aloud while enjoying outdoor activities at 35 public libraries across Michigan as part of the 2019 Braille Enhanced StoryWalk.

The second-annual event is a collaboration of the Braille and Talking Book Library, the Library of Michigan, and Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach.

“StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity conceived as a way to inspire parents and caregivers to take young children outdoors for physical activity and to engage in literacy,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “By including braille, libraries help embrace accessibility and equal access to information, especially for the hundreds of visually-impaired students in Michigan’s public schools.”

Only one library in northeast Michigan is participating in the program – Oscoda County Library with branches in Mio and Fairview. For dates and times call 989-826-3613 or 989-848-0994.