Dyslexia Friendly Invercargill City Library
Here are the options available at our local Invercargill library to make it dyslexia friendly.
Invercargill City Libraries offer free membership for neurodiverse people. Free members can enjoy all the benefits that regular members can, plus PlayStation Games and Xbox games free to borrow and there is no hold fees! Contact Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust to get referred for free membership.
Did you know that all of our ebooks are dyslexia-friendly books? Our library apps BorrowBox and Libby provide fully customisable interface that includes dyslexia friendly font, reduced contrast of the page and the font size for your best reading experience. Not much of a reader? The library also has a large collection of audiobooks, indispensable companions for long walk, house chores and long drives.
If you prefer reading printed books we have it covered too! In our large Font Collection watch out for a db icon on the spine of the book. This icon indicated that the book is printed in a larger dyslexia-friendly fonts. Throughout out Young Adult and Children’s you can also find items published by Barrington Stoke – a publishing house that is dedicated to improving the reading experience for people with dyslexia. The books are printed on a thicker off-white paper which is gentle on your eyes and traditionally, in a dyslexia friendly font. If you are browsing online, type is dyslexia-friendly in the search bar and then narrow down your search to find exactly what you are looking for.
We have introduced colour coding in out children’s non-fiction area. Finding something specific in a non-fiction area can be a challenge so we wanted to make it easier for our young reader to find their way around the non fiction collection. Now specific topics have been assigned a shelf colour. We have a poster that explains which topics can be found by which colour.
We have recently replenished out collection with some new decodable readers recommended to use by an educator with extensive experience.