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Pam Evans, Youth Services Librarian

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Redwood City Public Library

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Youth Services Librarians, Outreach Librarians

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Creating a Sensory Friendly Storytime program for on-going community outreach during a pandemic: what we learned and what we'll use moving forward.

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In February 2019 the Redwood City Public Library received a Shared Vision Early Learning Grant from the CA State Library to create a sustainable Sensory Friendly Storytime program for the community. Coinciding with the pandemic, we experimented with online storytime, take home kits, and partnerships to reach this under-served population. Join us for a discussion of the goals, successes, setbacks and lessons learned during the two year development of a Sensory Friendly Storytime program designed to reach children on the ASD spectrum in the library, classrooms, day cares, and playgrounds where they are most comfortable.

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