Are you afraid or ashamed of checking out large print books? According to Gale Cengage, there are obvious benefits of large print for the visually impaired, beginning or reluctant readers and ESL/ELL students. But that’s not all. Here are three more unexpected large print lovers:

  • Bouncing People:  Have you ever tried to read a 10pt font size from 3 feet away while exercising? It’s really hard. Next time you hit the treadmill, grab a large print book instead.
  • Tired People: According to the latest Nielsen stats, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Digital eye strain occurs after two or more hours of digital device use. Tech addicts would be well-served to give their eyes a rest with the easy-reading large print format.
  • Impatient People: Are you tired of being the 992nd person in line to read the new bestseller? Large Print copies often have much shorter hold lists than the regular print copies. In addition to the other benefits of large print, you can also add shorter wait time on holds.

We have a great large print collection located in the first floor reading room. You should check it out. You may just find that large print books (which have the exact same content as regular books, only in larger type face) fit your lifestyle better than you might think. And other libraries in the NOBLE system also have great large print collections you can access from this library. Shed the shame and embrace the format!

Published: January 17th, 2018

Author: Alan Thibeault