The Zula B. Wylie Public Library is certified Sensory Inclusive
This innovative designation from nonprofit KultureCity promotes a positive experience for all Library visitors, especially anyone with sensory-processing needs. People sensitive to overstimulation can find noises, smells, lights, and crowds overwhelming, or even sometimes physically painful. This can affect anyone with PTSD, autism, early-onset dementia, anxiety, or other similar conditions.
To earn this certification, our Library staff underwent training to recognize visitors with sensory needs and help them during a sensory overload situation. In addition, the Library now offers new sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards, and weighted lap pads for use in the Library. You’ll also notice new signs designating quiet areas, as well as areas that aren’t typically quiet where guests with sensory issues might prefer to use headphones. These are just some of the many ways the Zula B. Wylie Library promotes inclusivity for all.
Prior to visiting the Library, families can download the free KultureCity App to view what sensory features are available and where they can access them during their visit. Available on the Apple Store and Google Play.