We offer sensory and adapted programming for all ages. Our collection includes toys for special needs children that are safe, sturdy and clean. 

Our goal is to assist and accommodate guests with sensory processing needs. Social stories are available for our Middleburg Heights and Solon branches.


PROGRAMS

Adapted Storytimes / Children with caregiver

Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.
 
PARMA-SNOW BRANCH
Monday, December 2 / 10 AM
Monday, January 27 / 10 AM
 
SOLON BRANCH
Saturday, December 14 / 10:30 AM
Saturday, January 18 / 10:30 AM
Saturday, February 15 / 10:30 AM
 
PARMA BRANCH
Saturday, January 4 / 11 AM
Saturday, February 1 / 11 AM
 
NORTH ROYALTON BRANCH
Saturday, January 11 / 10 AM
 
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BRANCH
Saturday, January 11 / 11 AM
Saturday, February 8 / 11 AM
 

P.A.L.S. Big-Screen Sensory-Friendly Movie / All ages

The sound is lower, the lights are brighter and talking, singing and moving are perfectly acceptable! These sensory-friendly events are great for movie lovers on the autism spectrum and/or with special needs as well as anyone who prefers this type of experience. 12/7 The Grinch; 1/20 Wonder Park; 2/17 The Princess and the Frog
 
PARMA-SNOW BRANCH
Saturday, December 7 / 11 AM – 1 PM
Monday, January 20 / 11 AM – 1 PM
Monday, February 17 / 11 AM – 1 PM
 

Library for All: Adapted Adult Programs

Enjoy fun adapted programs featuring stories, art and music, specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
 
BAY VILLAGE BRANCH
Tuesday, December 10 / 6 PM
Tuesday, January 14 / 6 PM
Tuesday, February 11 / 6 PM
 

P.A.L.S. Monthly Meetup / Adults of all abilities

12/12 Create festive decorations and cards. 1/9 Enjoy a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. 2/13 Experience the therapeutic benefits of coloring.
 
PARMA-SNOW BRANCH
Thursday, December 12 / 6 PM
Thursday, January 9 / 6 PM
Thursday, February 13 / 6 PM
 


PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CONNECTING FOR KIDS

Register at connectingforkids.org/register or by calling 440.570.5908.

Music Therapy & MoreSM / Ages birth – 6 years with families

Children who are struggling in an area of development will use music to improve their motor skills, communication, social skills and behavior.

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BRANCH
Saturday, November 16 / 10:30 AM

SOLON BRANCH
Friday, December 6 / 10:30 AM
Friday, February 7 / 10:30 AM
 
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BRANCH
Saturday, January 18 / 10:30 AM
Saturday, February 22 / 10:30 AM
 

Adapted Playgroup  / Ages birth – 6 years

Learn new skills, meet other families and connect to community resources to help your child. Led by a speech-language pathologist from Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center.

SOLON BRANCH
Friday, November 22 / 10:30 AM
 

Play & Say / Ages birth – 6 years with families

This adapted playgroup is safe and welcoming for families who have concerns about their child. Learn new skills, meet other families and connect to community resources to help your child.
 
SOLON BRANCH
Friday, January 24 / 10:30 AM
Friday, February 28 / 10:30 AM
 

Less Screaming, More Talking

A social work will teach you exercises to help identify communication styles, improve listening and manage conflicts. You’ll also learn about reacting vs responding.
 
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BRANCH
Ages 7 – 9 with caregiver
Saturday, February 22 / 1 PM
 
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BRANCH
Ages 10 – 12 with caregiver
Saturday, February 22 / 2:30 PM
 

How to Apply for Grants for Children With Special Needs / Families

The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Zane’s Inc. and Ohio Family 2 Family will discuss obtaining financial support for therapies, camps and equipment.
 
SOLON BRANCH
Saturday, February 29 / 1 PM


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