We welcome special needs volunteers! We have opportunities to help with cleaning books and DVDs, shelving returned materials, helping with programs, and much more. Visiting our volunteering page or contact our volunteer coordinator at (248) 693-3000 x 435
Our collection has resources for children and adults:
Braille Books – Currently we offer braille only books, but we are adding braille and picture books, as well as braille and text books.
Discovery Kits – Discovery Kits include: My Emotions, My Body, Getting Dressed, Time, Spatial Relationships, Social Skills, Healthy Habits, Getting Around Town, Opposites, Cause and Effect, and Counting. These all-in-one kits contain 3-5 books, small toys, games and manipulatives pertaining to a concept or life skill. Especially great reinforcement for those visual and tactile learners
Hi/Lo Books – Hi–Lo is a term used to describe high-interest, low-readability books. Our collection incorporate mature, complex themes (high-interest) at lower reading levels (low readability). This combination engages readers by giving them content they want to read while setting them up for success.
Memory Kits – Funded by a Library of Michigan Public Library Services grant, Memory Kits feature relaxing DVDs, photos, and activities in these kits are designed to help your loved one recall and reminisce. By helping them to recall positive experiences and memories from the past, the Memory Kits will not only validate the individual’s self-worth but also help you and your loved one connect. Topics include Animal Bingo, Autumn Memories, Cat Memories, Dog Memories, Farm Memories, Great Outdoors Memories, Handyman Memories, Homemaker Memories, Patriotic Memories, Spring Memories, Summer Memories, and Winter Memories.
Audio Book Collections – Youth, Teen, and Adult audiobooks on CDs, MP3 CDs. Downloadable eBook and eAudio collections available for eReaders, laptops, tablets, computers and smartphones. Accessibility options on OverDrive for those with visual impairments.
Next Chapter Book Club
The library is currently hosting two book discussions for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. Both groups meet at CJ’s Lake Side Grill in downtown Lake Orion on either Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:00am.
Special Needs Adult Programs are scheduled four times a year. These inclusive story times include crafts, treats, stories, and songs. Check out newsletter for dates, all special needs adults and caretakers welcome.