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Storytime Recharged: Sensory Storytime

Sensory Enhanced Storytime

View a recorded webinar from Infopeople.

Laura Olson and Laura Baldassari-Hackstaff, youth librarians for Douglas County Libraries in Colorado, who co-developed and have been offering a sensory storytime for three years. A sensory storytime is a traditional storytime, with added enhancements that engage the participants through their senses and thus add to their enjoyment of the experience.

Resources

Recorded Webinar

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Library: Reaching,Engaging, and Serving Your Local Special Needs Community.

Presented by Ashley Waring, Children's Librarian, Reading Public Library. Ashley has been offering a sensory storytime at her library very successfully.

In this workshop, participants will learn why it is important to serve their local special needs population, as well as how to create programs for this group, how to market these programs, and what local organizations are available as resources. In the second part of the workshop, there will be specific instruction on how to run a "sensory storytime" for children with autism, sensory integration disorder, and other developmental delays.