NEW! Children ages 4 through 7 are invited to use all of their senses to explore stories, songs, and hands-on STEAM activities. Our 'Sensory Science' programs begin with a short storytime that integrates movement and song, and end with hands-on science exploration.
January’s program will explore the wonder and science of food. Following the storytime, learners make their own playdough using flour, salt and water, plus engineer their own towers using straws.
This program is designed for children with sensory integration challenges but is open to children of all abilities. Registration is encouraged.
You can prepare for your visit with our "Visual Guide to TCPL" and view a sample outline and schedule here:
Pre-registration is required. Please call the Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 x 275 to register or register online here:
Many congratulations to Kate DeVoe and Kelly Doolittle for being awarded the ASCLA/KLAS/National Organization on Disability Award, a prestigious national award for our Sensory Storytimes and the YS sensory stations! Youth Services Librarian, Kate DeVoe, and Library Director, Susan Currie, were recently interviewed on WHCU about the award and our commitment to inclusion. Listen to the interview here.
Funding provided by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fun of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County and Tom and Maria Eisner's Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
See the books we read, rhymes and songs we shared and activites we enjoyed at our past Sensory Stortimes on our Wild About Reading blog.
Funding provided by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County and Tom and Maria Eisner’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
Visit our new Families of Children with Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders page for more resources at TCPL and beyond.