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Blind charity gives away free books

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RNIB is giving away thousands of books in braille and audio formats for children with vision impairment across Scotland and the UK

Thousands of free books are being given away to young people with vision impairment.

To celebrate World Book Day today (Thursday 5 March), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is giving away thousands of books in braille and audio formats for children with vision impairment across Scotland and the UK.

The selection of 13 titles aims to support World Book Day’s mission to give every child and young person a book of their own.

Organised by UNESCO, World Book Day is marked in more than 100 countries around the world, with 2020 being the 23rd year of celebrations.

World Book Day organisers are encouraging parents, children and young people of all ages to spend at least 10 minutes a day sharing a book together and celebrate reading for pleasure, helping to promote wellbeing for everyone.

James Bartlett, RNIB library and newsagent manager, said: “We are delighted to support this year’s World Book Day, which is such a great way of encouraging children to read. The braille and audio versions of books that RNIB has created ensure that blind and partially sighted children can discover these stories just like any other child and share in the excitement this World Book Day.”

To claim a free book in braille or audio (Daisy CD) format, call the RNIB helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email The books will be available for free until 31 March 2020.

Books available

Bing's Splashy Story; Supertato: Books Are Rubbish! by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet; Evie in the Jungle by Matt Haig; Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang by Laura Ellen Anderson; The Day We Met the Queen by Onjali Q. Raúf; The Case of the Drowned Pearl by Robin Stevens; Kid Normal and the Loudest Library by Chris Smith and Greg James; My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff by Matthew Syed; Alex Rider Undercover: The Classified Files by Anthony Horowitz; Split by Muhammad Khan; The Kissing Booth: Road Trip! by Beth Reekles; Darllen gyda Cyw by Anni Llŷn; Stori Cymru – Iaith a Gwaith by Myrddin ap Dafydd



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