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.
Sensory Kits include: 1 set of noise-cancelling headphones, 1 stress ball, 1 sequin fidget palm pad, and 1 weighted lap-pad.
Weighted Cloth Lap Pad
Sensory tool that can help promote calming and refocusing.
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.
Creates a soothing environment for individuals of all ages. Sit or lay on the platform and feel the music pulse through your entire body. Benefits of usage include de-escalating anxiety, stress, and tension. This bench offers a unique tactile aid for individuals with Autism, dementia, or other special needs. Adult supervision is required. You must use your own Bluetooth device (phone, tablet, etc.) to send music to the platform. The platform is housed in our sensory friendly meeting room. Check out the bluetooth receiver at the 5th street help desk.
Bariatric seating throughout the library
Walkers with wheels and seats for those needing assistance while browsing the library
High contrast keyboards for individuals with visual impairments
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.