Carpe Diem Starts Braille Book Collection at Sequoyah Regional Library

In celebration of Literacy month, Carpe Diem Rotarians gathered Braille books to donate to the Sequoyah Regional Library.  Members of their sponsor club, Canton Rotary, even joined in on this exciting project.  Carpe Diem members are especially proud of this project, as it is the start of the Braille book collection for the library, and look forward to adding many more!

The digital age has made reading much easier. However, turning the pages of a book is still very much enjoyed.  This was the message a vision-impaired high school student delivered to Rotarians during a Rotary meeting.  The high school student said that his school had little to no Braille books available and the push was to move to an exclusively digital format.  But, when you go to the park or beach, you don’t always want to be responsible for an electronic device.

Rotarians were inspired and took action!  Donated books included: Ender’s Game, The Giver, The Outsiders, Magic Treehouse Civil War on Sunday, Magic Treehouse Vacation Under the Volcano, Jokes for the Whole Family, Animals – Knowledge You Can TOuch, Exceptionally Special – I’m Blind!, It Can’t Be True – Incredible Tactile Comparisons, Michelle Obama – An American Story, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

Carpe Diem is looking forward to continuing to build the collection and is thankful to all those who donated.

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