The library’s multi-sensory room is an inclusive and welcoming space that provides calming tactile and visual sensory input through free play and exploration.

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The Library offers resources designed for patrons on the autism spectrum, their families, and caregivers. Patrons who have similar social-communication challenges, or even typically developing patrons, may also find these resources helpful.

Calming Areas

A multi-sensory room is available in the Youth Services Department. Patrons may use this room at any time by visiting the circulation desk in Youth Services. The library’s multi-sensory room is an inclusive and welcoming space that provides calming tactile and visual sensory input through free play and exploration

Sensory Friendly Kits

Sensory-friendly Kits are available to borrow at the Youth Services Desk. Each kit contains a pair of sound-control headphones, sunglasses, fidget toys, and a weighted neck towel. Patrons must check out the kits with their library card. 

Communication Devices

The Library offers a low tech communication board in English and Spanish to help patrons with their visit. In addition, all iPads in the Youth Services are equipped with a communication board application.