A while ago a patron approached me asking if we had any books suitable for children with dyslexia to read. She told me about a publisher which specialised in dyslexia friendly childrens books  and luckily MPOW had some of them so she was able to go home happily with several books for her son to read.

I forgot all about this conversation until I read this article, written by a dyslexic library member at Edinburgh Libraries.

It got me thinking about what we could offer the author of this article if she moved to the area served by MPOW.

Bespoke – our program of booktalks.

Held in a slightly different format at each branch the attendee can listen to staff talk about good books they have read. Audience participation is up to the individual – it is a supportive and encouraging place for people to talk about reading.

We also have regular author talks where an author comes in and talks about his or her books.

But that is about it.

The articles links to this book  –Accessing books: A guide for dyslexic adults which I have downloaded onto my ereader as it looks extremely interesting and relevant.

I am now curious as to how many library members are dyslexic (and how I would find that out)

Wanders off to investigate dyslexia in adults in Australia.