Wayne County Braille and Talking Book Library officially closed its doors on June 30, 2015. While I’m sad that this much-needed service has ended, I’m still hopeful that a local public library will decide to administer the program. There are certain types of training that can’t be handled over the phone, and a 90-mile drive to Lansing for help is way different than a 10-mile drive, especially if you need to use public transportation. But it’s time for me to get off my soapbox…
While I’m waiting patiently for my next career door to open, I am making good use of my time to both enjoy life and help others as best I can.
The Library Access Foundation had another board meeting on June 25. We welcomed new board members Sherri Nelsen and Lynne Coles. Sherri has been a patron and volunteer at Wayne County Braille and Talking Book Library for years. Lynne worked for the Braille and Talking Book Library for several years before retiring.
At the board meeting, ideas were thrown around regarding what we can do to help people with disabilities, other than simply providing Library Access Kits. At our next board meeting, we’re hoping to get more ideas from non-board members who expressed interest in volunteering. The board decided to meet every other month, so I may not have much of an activity update until then, but the Library Access Foundation is starting to take shape and I think we’re headed in a good direction.
Imagining a world of inclusive libraries,
P.S. Happy 36th Birthday to me! I’m off to have a fun day out with my kiddos and a yummy dinner at The Melting Pot with my mom.