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SCPL now offers sensory support kits at all Library branch locations. These kits were purchased with funding generously provided by the Niagara Community Foundation’s Mini Grant.

What is a sensory kit?

Sensory kits provide a selection of sensory and tactile items for self-regulation and comfort. The kits were developed by Autism Canada and have additional items from 5 Senses of Fun.
Kits can be used by customers of any age and by anyone who would benefit from them during their visits to our Library locations.

What is included in a sensory kit?

  • Noise-reducing headphones
  • Tinted sunglasses to help manage visual sensitivity
  • Fleece blanket
  • Soft plush friend
  • Fidget items (i.e. spinner, pop-it, maze game, ball, moveable caterpillar)

How to borrow a sensory kit

To borrow a sensory kit, customers can come to an information desk with their Library card. A staff member will check out the kit to the card for a maximum of 3 hours.

When you are done with the sensory kit, please return it to the information desk, where our staff will use sanitizing wipes to make sure the kit is ready for the next customer.

A Library for All

Sensory kits supports a key role in the Library's mission to provide welcoming and accessible spaces, resources and experiences for all citizens to learn, grow and connect.