The Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library acquired a $2,500 Collections Enhancement Grant from the Texas E-book Pageant. This grant has allowed the library to develop its Juvenile Massive Print/Dyslexia Station with extra supplies which can be specifically formatted to help readers with dyslexia.
The Dyslexia Station started on the library March 2019 on a small cart with a number of large-print books and coloration overlays. Library Director Michelle Zenor stated they have been impressed by pedagogical analysis that indicated large-print books assist youngsters enhance their literacy abilities and make the method of studying extra pleasing for reluctant readers.
The library has been slowly including to the Juvenile Massive Print ebook part since 2019 and with this grant, they have been capable of buy 149 books so as to add to the gathering. There are actually 238 Juvenile Massive Print books out there for circulation to anybody who prefers studying on this format.
The gathering now presents a mixture of classics, equivalent to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and extra modern works, equivalent to How you can Prepare Your Dad by Gary Paulsen.
The Public Library Fund provides the colour overlays for gratis to library patrons.
“The colour overlays have been proven to profit some readers by enhancing studying fluency, aiding in focus, and lowering eye pressure,” Zenor stated.
It’s inspired for individuals to attempt the entire coloration choices to find out which works finest for them.
The Texas E-book Pageant raises funds on the pageant annually which can be distributed to libraries throughout Texas the next 12 months. Since 1996, the group has funded 1,305 grants totaling greater than $3 million to over 600 libraries throughout the state to assist assortment enhancement for Texas public libraries.