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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:


Target Audience(s):

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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