the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
Megan Schadlich, Creator
Library, School, or Organization Name:
The Healing Library
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Tennessee (EST), United States
Language in Which You Will Present:
Librarians who engage with families, Public Libraries, School Libraries
Short Session Description (one line):
Learn about The Healing Library's kits to address family trauma through children's books, conversation, community, and caring.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Learn how The Healing Library can be implemented to engage families in a self guided healing journey focused on Social Emotional Learning through art + play based therapy activities, constructive discussion, and high quality, diverse picture books with discussion + observation guides.
Kits include the following:
A Discussion Guide – with tips for discussing the difficult subject as a family
Activities Guide – consisting of holistic art & play therapy activities to assist in expression, communication, & healing, we recommend you also include the materials to participate in the activities in your kit
Acts of Kindness Guide – featuring proactive activities of community support designed to empower
Community Helpers Guide – with national suggestions and opportunities for local customization
Curated Book Suggestions with Discussion Guides – providing observation and discussion prompts to utilize while sharing for each book provided
How to Use This Kit Guides – for both families and lending organizations
These nontraditional lending kits can be constructed by libraries for free with our downloadable pdf and a raid of their supply closets. Our materials have been downloaded over 10,500 times all over the world since our launch in 2017.
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