What: National Braille Press (NBP), will host Hands On! braille Story Time at the North End Public Library in recognition of October Blind Awareness Month. Jay Hooley, Chairman, President and CEO of State Street Corporation will read along with braille reader Juna Gjata, a freshman at Harvard University. They will read from children’s books produced by NBP in the innovative print/braille format, allowing sighted and blind people to read together.
The event will take place during the North End Library’s regularly scheduled Toddler Storytime and is open to children ages 3-5 accompanied by a care giver. This unique story time can be enjoyed by both blind and sighted readers. Jay Hooley will also be receiving the President’s Award at the National Braille Press A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala in November.
NBP is the nation’s premier braille publisher located in Boston’s historic Back Bay and has been an innovator in the braille community since 1927. For blind people, braille is an essential means to literacy and NBP works to provide access to a lifetime of opportunity for blind people by producing a variety of information in braille.
Who: Jay Hooley- Chairman, President and CEO of State Street Corporation
Juna Gjata- Harvard Student
Susan Voloshin- Branch Librarian
Jennifer Hawes- Children’s Librarian
When: Thursday, October 24, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Boston Public Library
North End Branch
25 Parmenter Street
The guiding purposes of National Braille Press are to promote the literacy of blind children through braille and to provide access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs. For more information on National Braille Press please visit www.nbp.org or follow us on Twitter @BraillePress and “like” us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/NationalBraillePress