It makes perfect sense. After all, coffee and reading go together about as well as coffee and donuts.
Mount Dora’s W.T. Bland Library has teamed up with New Vision for Independence, Lake County’s blind services agency, to open the library’s first cafe. Café Louis, named for Louis Braille who invented braille code at age 15, will be staffed by visually impaired individuals during its two trial openings that will last for four days each.
During the two trial runs, visitors can purchase coffee, tea, juices and pre-packaged snacks in the lobby of the library. The pop-up cafe will be open the weeks of July 9-12 and July 23-26, running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during both weeks. Visitors to the library are also being encouraged to enjoy new, comfortable chairs, ice-cold A/C, free Wi-Fi and over 78,000 items to browse during the hot summer months. W.T. Bland Public Library is located at 1995 North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora.