The Youth Services librarians offer programs and support for parents and teachers of special needs children.
Books and Blocks
This program is offered most Saturdays from 3-4 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room for children 6 years of age and under. Check the Events Calendar for the schedule. For more information, call (294-7171) or email Mrs. G
. You can also contact her through our Contact form
. Select Youth Services
from the Category menu.
Books and Blocks
was designed for children who find typical library programs difficult. Books and Blocks
is a “hands on,” multi- sensory program arranged in toy stations for use by the children. Toys provided by Assistive Technology of Ohio (www.atohio.org
) are available in the program. A half hour is allowed to visit the play stations while teen volunteers assist in play, reading to children one on one and interacting with the children. Parents participate with their children and enjoy some social time with other parents. Social skills and early literacy skills are objectives of the program as well. After play, children help clean up the toys and prepare for a light snack. Following is a short story and an activity related to the story. The ending is known as "circle time". Parents and children make a large circle and participate in movement actions to music routinely. No registration is necessary. Please feel free to visit us.
Helpful Web Sites
Below are listed agencies with support information for children with special needs:
Special Books for Special Kids
The books in the Special Books for Special Kids book list allow children with special needs to see themselves in books, as well as giving others a way to learn about special needs.
Check AR Levels - Type in the title of the book in the search box and click Go!
Note: Youth Services Department brochures and booklists are created in the Portable Document Format (.pdf). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view or print the brochure. Click here to get Adobe Acrobat Reader.
 http://wright.lib.oh.us/files/Special Books for Special Kids II.pdf