Hutchinson Public Library opens braille section

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A new chapter for the Hutchinson community. After years of planning, the Hutchinson Public Library is becoming more inclusive. 

A few years ago a local woman donated a bible written in braille and enough funds to start an entire collection. "At the time, we didn't have anyone who knew anything about braille, who read braille, who could help us select materials and so it sat there for a bit," says Gregg Wamsley, Library Director. 

But with the help from a legally blind employee, the collection bloomed. On Monday, the library opened an entire section filled braille books. 

"A public library is a place that can do a lot of things for a lot of people and so when we're able to fill this sort of a niche, it's just a wonderful thing, because nobody else is going to do it," says Wamsley. 

The selection is limited now, but the Library Director is asking the public for input. What kind of books would you like to see in braille? reach out to the library and let them know. 

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