Growing Imaginations - Launch of Sensory Books in a Bag 2019 **CANCELLED**

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Bishopstown Library **Cancelled*

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Bishopstown Library :

*** Please note due to unforseen circumstances this event is cancelled ***

Launch of Growing Imaginations Sensory Books in a Bag in association with COPE Foundation and
The John Bermingham Choir.

Growing Imaginations - Sensory Books in a Bag involves the provision of a new and innovative service by Cork City Libraries to adults we support. It involves the creation of sensory tactile books that can be used by adults who use sensory means to interpret stories and concepts. The sensory components of the books are all stored in specifically designed bags. The stories for the books are inspired by the adults themselves with help from their care workers and Cork writer Kevin Doyle thus ensuring that the books are subject appropriate .The components for the books are made by groups of adults we support with the help of artists Sara O’ Hara and Carmel Creaner from Cork Textile Network. The project began in Bishopstown Library and is now being rolled out to all Cork City Libraries. The outcome of the project is to encourage adults we support and their carers to feel welcome in their Library and to supply them with appropriate books to borrow.

The project recognizes the latent talent that lies within all those involved. It brings this talent and imagination to the fore allowing adults we support to have a voice through the creation of these books. It allows the books to be shared with others in other centres, homes, and libraries city wide.

The project embodies the ethos of the National Disability Strategy by encouraging Equality, Participation and Maximum use of Personal Potential .The project was shortlisted for Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government 2016, The Staff Recognition Awards Cork City Council, and also won the Library association Public Libraries section Prize 2016. The project has grown in success and is sponsored by Bishopstown Credit Union, Wilton Shopping Centre and Cork City Council.

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