Library Services for Children with Accessibility and Neurodiversity Needs
Located inside the Sanford Children’s Library on the first floor of the Central Library
The San Diego Public Library is proud to broaden its service range to include children with accessibility needs and their caregivers.
This dedicated space is designed with their foremost needs in mind. Technology in the center allows these children to more fully enjoy what the Denny Sandford Children’s Library has to offer.
A child can begin to use the available space and equipment in the Center once a parent or caregiver meets with the I CAN, Too! Librarian. The librarian will assess the child’s needs, determine the appropriateness of services and provide an orientation.
In addition to the technology and equipment, the Center also provides periodic programming for and about children with accessibility and neurodiverse needs.
San Diego Public Library and the I CAN, Too! Center is proud to partner with Brain Balance of San Diego and Chula Vista to offer a special series of programs that celebrate and raise awareness about neurodiversity throughout our community.
Let’s Play! is a program geared for Toddler aged children that will lead them on a magical, multisensory adventure with fun on and off the pages to wiggle, move, and play. Practice focus and listening skills, exercise gross motor and social skills, and develop fine motor skills via a multisensory experience full of fun!
Thursday, May 12th | 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Kensington-Normal-Heights
Wednesday, May 18th | 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Carmel Valley
Friday, May 20th | 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - La Jolla/Riford
Monday, May 23rd | 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Logan (Spanish Bilingual)
Wednesday, May 25th |10:30 - 11:00 a.m - Central
Thursday, May 26th | 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - North Park
Wednesday, June 1st | 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Carmel Mountain Ranch
Thuesday, June 7th | 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m - Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa
Thursday, June 9th | 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Tierrasanta
What's Your Superpower?
What’s Your Superpower? is a workshop geared for children ages 5-10 that will help them discover and train their superpower and share ways to be a stronger part of your community. Children will practice social emotional learning skills including empathy, understanding, active listening, self-reflection, and more in addition to practicing fine motor skills, creativity, and public speaking through a story and take-home craft activity, all via a multisensory experience.
The Developing Brain and Learning Success
The Developing Brain and Learning Success seminar will provide insight into understanding a child’s developing brain and explore techniques to help them reach their potential in and out of the classroom, from better focus to behavior and social skills. Participant will learn the root causes of learning challenges and how they’re related to brain connectivity, practice strategies to implement with their child at home to improve functioning, and brainstorm accommodations to request in the classroom to best support their needs. Seminar followed by Q&A.
For other questions or concerns, call 619-238-6664 or email our Children's Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.