Sensory-Friendly Resources

Collection of sensory-friendly items

The Lewiston City Library has sensory-friendly resources to assist in accommodating individuals living with sensory sensitivities. This includes a sensory-friendly meeting room and items to help create a welcoming environment for everyone. The meeting room, which is equipped with fluorescent light filters, can be reserved for group or individual use. In addition, we offer a Sensory Collection for in-library use. 

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room

  • Location: 1st Floor, near Children’s Library
  • Capacity: 6 
  • Includes: Large television screen, tables, chairs, fluorescent light filter
  • Reserve the Meeting Room

The Sensory Collection

The Sensory Collection includes a variety of sensory-friendly items that can be checked out for in-library use. 

Magnifying glass with LED light

Hand-held Reading 3X Magnifying Glass with LED Light

Assists with reading and viewing small prints or objects such as maps, newspapers, and magazines.

Trideer Inflated Wobble Cushion

Trideer Inflated Wobble Cushion

Used as a wiggle seat to provide sensory input to help children and teens stay focused while reading or studying at a desk, table, or the floor. 

Calming Autism Sensory LED Light Projector

Calming Autism Sensory LED Light Projector

Light produces the sparkling sea and projects relaxing water waves on the ceiling for a soothing effect.

Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair

Balance Ball Chair

Alternative flexible seating.

Children's Factory Mini Bubble Mirror

Mini Bubble Mirror

Optical effects are a focal point for visual perceptual experiences.

X Rocker Gaming Chair

XRocker Gaming Chair

These chairs have a calming effect for children with autism or sensory sensitivities.

Sensory Kits

Sensory Kits

Sensory Kits include: 1 set of noise-cancelling headphones, 1 stress ball, 1 sequin fidget palm pad, and 1 weighted lap-pad. 

Weighted Cloth Lap Pad

Weighted Cloth Lap Pad

Sensory tool that can help promote calming and refocusing.

Liquid Fusion Sensory Tiles

Liquid Fusion Sensory Tiles

Sensory tiles encourage visual and sensory processing and are suitable for children ages 6 month and up. When children step on the tiles or touch them with their hands, the liquid moves around inside to keep kids, teens, and adults engaged and calm.

Vibro-Acoustic Platform

Vibro-Acoustic Platform

Creates a soothing environment for individuals of all ages. Sit or lay on the platform and feel the music pulse through your entire body. Benefits of usage include de-escalating anxiety, stress, and tension. This bench offers a unique tactile aid for individuals with Autism, dementia, or other special needs. Adult supervision is required. You must use your own Bluetooth device (phone, tablet, etc.) to send music to the platform. The platform is housed in our sensory friendly meeting room. Check out the bluetooth receiver at the 5th street help desk.  

Other Accommodations

  • Bariatric seating throughout the library 
  • Walkers with wheels and seats for those needing assistance while browsing the library
  • High contrast keyboards for individuals with visual impairments

The Sensory Collection was made possible in thanks to a Welcoming Libraries grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Idaho Commission for Libraries with the aim of creating a welcoming environment for everyone.