Accessibility Services for Youth

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The Arlington Heights Memorial Library has materials and services in place to accommodate library users of all ages. Please contact us if you require any additional accommodations. Assistive aid devices and sensory-friendly tools, like noise-dampening headphones and fidgets, are also available for use in the library or during programs. If you need any assistance during your visit to the library, please notify any staff member or visit any public service desk. 

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Library Resources

The library lends many resources for children with special needs including:

 

OurTime

Our Time: Children in Therapy and You

If your child is receiving therapy services or you have related questions, we offer a variety of programs for you.  Facilitated by Beth Deiter, C.I.T.Y of Support.  

Our Time: Developmental Playgroup

Held on the second Tuesday of the month from 10-11 a.m., this is an inclusive playgroup for children who currently receive therapy services, ages 0–5. This unique playgroup offers opportunities for children to play while families meet and find support. Siblings welcome. 

Caregivers, Coffee and Play

Held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., therapists and family members are welcome to this hour of adult conversation and support, coffee, and play for little ones. Adults can come by themselves for "me time" or as a family for refreshments and play.  

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Our Social Story

AHML Social Story (Download | Slideshow)

The AHML Social Story helps you discuss and prepare your child for a library visit, including:

  • What the library and Kids’ World look like
  • How to use library services, attend a storytime and interact appropriately
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Special Parent Magazine - Available Semiannually

Chicago Parent publishes a Special Parent digital edition in February and July.