St. Louis County Library adds program for children on autism spectrum

Inside the sensory story time at the St. Louis County Library (Credit: KMOV)

LADUE, Mo. ( -- The St. Louis County Library is reaching out to children with autism and other special sensory needs.

Starting the week of January 9, they are introducing Sensory Story Time.

In an effort to make children more comfortable, they will provide noise canceling headphones, blue light covers to hide the flickering fluorescent lights, and other toys and activities to create a calming environment.

"We want all children to come to the library to enjoy the library," said Sandy Anderson, SLCL early literacy coordinator. "They may not be coming to story times because they might feel overwhelmed by our typical story time so this is an opportunity to come with their families in a relaxed setting."

Sensory Story Time is for children ages 3 through 9. It will take place at the Weber Road branch and at library headquarters in Ladue.

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