The Massillon Public Library is planning a new program just for families with members who have special needs. “Special Needs Night” will be offered on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Main library location in downtown Massillon. The library will reopen after its regular hours to provide a sensory storytime, computer and WiFi access, a caring staff, and of course the ability to borrow library materials.
This is an exceptional opportunity for families and children who have special needs to socialize and network in a friendly, no-stress environment. Although people of all abilities are always welcome at the library, sometimes individuals with developmental disabilities have difficulty with new places or experiences. With this extra open time just for them, the individuals and families can feel free to enjoy library services without concerns about typical restrictions, such as making too much noise.
The library has recruited experienced multi-disability teachers and other specialists to assist and make patrons feel comfortable. Our first Special Needs Night will be from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Registration is suggested, but not required, for the storytime and may be made by calling 330-832-5037 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.