Accessibility & Special Needs

Services 

Volunteering Opportunities

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


Resources

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 – HiLo 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. 

Audio Book Collections – Youth 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.

Large Print Collection – Large print youth and adult books


Programs

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.

Snap

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.

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