The Lewiston City Library has sensory-friendly resources to assist in accommodating individuals living with sensory sensitivities. This includes a sensory-friendly meeting room and items to help create a welcoming environment for everyone. The meeting room, which is equipped with fluorescent light filters, can be reserved for group or individual use. In addition, we offer a Sensory Collection for in-library use.
The Meeting Room
Location: 1st Floor, near Children’s Library
Includes: Large television screen, tables, chairs, fluorescent light filter
The Sensory Collection includes a variety of sensory-friendly items that can be checked out for in-library use.
Hand-held Reading 3X Magnifying Glass with LED Light
Assists with reading and viewing small prints or objects such as maps, newspapers, and magazines.
Trideer Inflated Wobble Cushion
Used as a wiggle seat to provide sensory input to help children and teens stay focused while reading or studying at a desk, table, or the floor.
Calming Autism Sensory LED Light Projector
Light produces the sparkling sea and projects relaxing water waves on the ceiling for a soothing effect.
Balance Ball Chair
Alternative flexible seating.
Mini Bubble Mirror
Optical effects are a focal point for visual perceptual experiences.
XRocker Gaming Chair
These chairs have a calming effect for children with autism or sensory sensitivities.
Liquid Fusion Sensory Tiles
Sensory tiles encourage visual and sensory processing and are suitable for children ages 6 month and up. When children step on the tiles or touch them with their hands, the liquid moves around inside to keep kids, teens, and adults engaged and calm.
Sensory Kits include: 1 set of noise-cancelling headphones, 1 stress ball, 1 sequin fidget palm pad, and 1 weighted lap-pad.
Large Print Keyboards
Large print keyboards are designed specifically for those with less-than-perfect vision. The oversized font and high-contrast yellow keycaps with black lettering are easy to see.
Weighted Cloth Lap Pad
Sensory tool that can help promote calming and refocusing.
In addition to our Sensory Collection, the library also has bariatric seating throughout the library and walkers with wheels and seats for those needing assistance while browsing the library.
The Sensory Collection was made possible in thanks to a Welcoming Libraries grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Idaho Commission for Libraries with the aim of creating a welcoming environment for everyone.