WHITEHAVEN Library is hosting an event to celebrate the diversity of reading, amongst people with disabilities who read in a different way, or choose to read differently.

The event, called Hi VIS, which used to be known as Make A Noise In Libraries, will run for a fortnight from the June 7-20.

The Whitehaven Library says the event seeks each year to highlight the wonderful world of accessible reading.

"Reading is something that can and does bring us together, regardless of what or how we read.

Hi VIS fortnight provides an opportunity to raise the profile of accessible library services, collections, activities, and to connect people with a vision or print impairment to them, to reading, and to fellow readers.

"The availability of alternative formates and cultural engagement through libraries is critical to ensuring that people who are blind, have sight loss, or anything that stops them from using standard print, can access, enjoy and share a diverse range of reading and experiences.

The library note that large print books, audiobooks and user friendly e-books are always free.